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Re: PSN Id Change (PS4)

Sep 25, 2013

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Sony's under no obligation to let you change your PSN ID.

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Re: PSN Id Change (PS4)

Sep 25, 2013
Would be nice but won't bother me, I'm the roastbeefbeast on every thing Smiley Happy
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Re: PSN Id Change (PS4)

Sep 25, 2013

you can, in fact, use your real name as your ID if you want. Sony, like Microsoft, is trying to incorporate several media outlets into one experience. it is easier to track yourself and your friends, if that is what you are trying to do, across sites ranging from Sony to Facebook, to friends social pages. i think that this can be a bad idea doing because then anyone that wants to track a player can gather any information they want about random people. paranoia?! maybe. my account has been hacked several times because i thought that i was signing up for something in relation to a game/media. having your account hacked is no fun... just imagine what it might be like to start getting random messages from some creep. idk. i would like to change my ID, for the sake of creating a new ID. not broadcasting my real name over the ether

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Re: PSN Id Change (PS4)

Sep 25, 2013
I like how the you use your real name or say Twitter, or other social media accounts instead of your PSN ID. I have no problems with my PSN ID. I just feel using my real name might make things unsafe unless you can block who's able to add you as a friend or set your profile to private.
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Changing your PSN ID.

Nov 13, 2013

 As an ex-Xbox player, (boo xbox one) I am suprised due the fact that you can't change your name after you create your account.( Or can you? I looked around and it says you can't.) Come on Sony. (;  Allow us to change our name! It makes it better for clans in games, or if you get sick of your old PSN ID.

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Nov 13, 2013
You cannot. Sony is aware of the issue and only commented saying "it isn't easy" maybe in a couple of years it will come.

Please refer back to the 9838474674 threads created on this issue.
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Re: Changing your PSN ID.

Nov 13, 2013
IceCreamMelter, I am glad you started this thread because it does not get talked about enough and all the trolls and forum hounds just shoot this topic down like they are getting paid to. I am just sick of people saying it would be hard , and I call BS on that statement because the Japanese accounts can change there online ID as much as they want. All Sony has to do is update the account software for psn so every account in america gets 10 online ID slots and archive the original one, plus if any of your ten go unused for 6 months it automatically gets erased. There is no reason why they can not do this, its just a software update and its one they will make money from, win win..........
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Nov 13, 2013

Watch this video.

 

Greg Miller is interviewing Shuhei Yoshida in the video, and he discusses why we cannot change our PSN IDs, among other things. Very informative Smiley Wink

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Re: Changing your PSN ID.

Nov 13, 2013
Maybe it is more than simply "changing" it. If the Japanese can do it a we (non-Japanese ) can't maybe it has something to do with the characters in the alphabet and the amount of space they require.
Maybe people could create a new account if they are that dissatisfied .
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Re: Changing your PSN ID.

Nov 13, 2013

cb765 wrote:
IceCreamMelter, I am glad you started this thread because it does not get talked about enough and all the trolls and forum hounds just shoot this topic down like they are getting paid to. I am just sick of people saying it would be hard , and I call BS on that statement because the Japanese accounts can change there online ID as much as they want. All Sony has to do is update the account software for psn so every account in america gets 10 online ID slots and archive the original one, plus if any of your ten go unused for 6 months it automatically gets erased. There is no reason why they can not do this, its just a software update and its one they will make money from, win win..........

In Japan, you can only change you DISPLAYED ID.... not your actual PSN ID. There is a difference.

Its not as easy as you and anyone else wants to think.

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