PlayStation Network ID changes are now live

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Ever wanted to change your PSN ID? Now's your chance.

Update: PlayStation Australia has confirmed local pricing with Stevivor.

As elsewhere, a user’s first change (and a reversion back to the original ID if needed) is free, but subsequent changes will set you back $13.45AUD or $6.72AUD for PlayStation Plus members.

Original story: PlayStation Network ID changes are now live, according to Sony.

Following up from a trial back in October 2018, PSN IDs are now able to be changed on PS4 or via web browser. Every PlayStation Network user has the ability to change their ID one time for free, while additional changes will come at a charge of $9.99 USD, €9.99 or £7.99 GBP (or $4.99 USD, €4.99 or £3.99 GBP if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber). We’re working on Australian pricing now.

As with the trial, there’s not a guarantee that the PSN ID change will work with all games — this could mean users may lose save files, Trophies and access to DLC within incompatible titles.

“All PS4 games originally published on or after 1st April, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature, but there may be cases where a game is not fully compatible,” Sony advised, pointing users to a list of tested games.

Users can revert back to an old ID for free if they encounter complications.

How to change your PSN ID

PS4

  • Step 1: From your PS4 go to [Settings].
  • Step 2: Select [Account Management] > [Account Information] > [Profile] > [Online ID].
  • Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

Web browser

  • Step 1: Sign in to your account on the PlayStation Network and select PSN Profile in the menu.
  • Step 2: Select the Edit button that’s next to your Online ID.
  • Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

Will you be changing your PSN ID? Why or why not?