They should absolutely allow for name changes for a fee. The "other console" does so.
In factm the reason I wanted this done was due to harrassment from users who were members of this forum, and because I was part of the first wave of Home Community Voluteers, and people kept messaging me to find out how they could become one.
My time as a volunteer was over and I wanted to move on.
I called SOny customer care and explained the situation. Even after giving them months of service without compensation, they couldn't even offer me a name change to resolve the issues I was experiencing. Even supervisors were incapable of assisting.
As a result, I needed to create a new account. And that resulted in the following...
- My activation code for DC Universe Online no longer work, making the $60 game useless (It was not free at the time).
- I lost hundreds of dollars of PS Home items resulting in me never returning to Home and never buying again.
- The old account needed to remain in my system so I can have access to DLC through that download list.
- The old account had hundreds of dollars in PSN and PSP games. Some would have been compatible with the PS Vita I purchased recently, but I cannot re-dowbload them on my Vita because the Vita only allows for one PSN account.
- I also lost all of my trophies of course. WHich resulted in me replaying my old games and not buying as many new ones.
Now, no one can predict the future, and I'm very aware of that now. I don't know if I'll ever have to change my PSN ID and for whatever reason may be necessary, as a result, I buy much less from the PS Store.
I'm sure I'm not alone in this. It's a lose / lose situation for both Sony's PlayStation division and consumers.
I'm not quite sure why a featire so simple to implement and can be profitted from has not been added in a full console life cycle.
But I don't think so. I like xbox's concept of it. Where it allows you to change it. Because many Sony players started their psn's when they were like 13 and they are more mature now.
PS4 Pro CUH-7051B w/ 512gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD
PS3 Slim Move Bundle CECH-2501B w/ 240gb Intel 335 SSD
Vita Slim PCH-2000 w/ 8 gig card