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
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.
Maybe people could create a new account if they are that dissatisfied .
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.