How to Change PSN Name on Playstation?

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Play Station is a series of video game consoles created and developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. All series of Play station is immensely popular and is loved by many people. The play station was first released in 1994.

After that, Playstation 2 (PS2) in 2000 and Playstation 3 (PS3) in 2006 was released. All of the versions have millions of users.

Indeed Play station is an awesome and interesting game to play and certainly, it has got many unique traits that make it even more popular. But there is a problem with this game. That is, there is no tutorial provided with it that could let people solve their queries. One of the most asked queries by its user is how to change psn name. 

If you have been playing PSN you must know, when you play the game it shows the screen name(profile name) to everyone that you entered while creating the account. This is the name that is not possible to change. Yes, if you wonder How do I change my name on PSN? Then let me tell you that PSN cannot be changed but the username can be.

And if you really wish to change the profile name, then you will have to create a new account and enter the name you want. If you have any doubts regarding the procedure of creating the account, don’t worry I will let you know.

How to Change PSN Name on Playstation

Many games, however, provides the facility to change the display name and the user name. But there is no such facility for PlayStation users. If you have entered the wrong name or something, that you don’t want to continue with, you won’t be able to change. Yes, that’s kinda creepy but we have to accept it.

So if you have come here in the search of query like how to change psn name without losing data then probably you have got your answer. The answer is you will have to create a new account in order to change the profile name.

But let me tell you, even though, you can not change the PSN account name, but you can still change the username. The steps to change the username in Play Station are given below.

Step 1: First and foremost, go to the play station settings page.

Step 2: On the settings page, go to the far left and highlight your user name. When you highlight the name, you will see a small triangle icon.

Step 3: As sooner you click on the triangle, a little pop-up menu should appear. Once you get the option, go to the next step.

Step 4: After the pop-up menu appears, go to, highlight, and select information. And then finally, highlight your name and select it. And you are almost done.

Step 5: From here, you will be able to change your name. Simply type the new name and hit enter. And your name would be changed.

But remember this is just the username. The name that appears online is the profile name. If you want to change that, then you will have to create a new account. If you don’t know how to create a new play station account, then read below. I have shared step by step guide to creating a new account.

Let’s check that out!!

Before following the below steps, make sure you are not already signed into the play station. If you are, sign out immediately in order to create a new account.

Once done, follow the below step.

Step 1: First of all, go to the play station website and click on the sign-in option. After clicking on sign in you will see a dropdown. where you will see option sign up. click on that.

Step 2: After clicking on the sign-up option, you will be redirected to a page where you will have to fill a form and provide the information. Including your name, email address, and some more basic info.

Step 3: Once you are done filling up the form, click on the I agree and Create my account. See the image below.

Step 4: Once you click on the I agree and Create my account option, you will see a screen as I have mentioned below.

In the above screen, as you can see you are asked to enter the Online ID. This online ID is your publicly displayed name. It appears publicly and to all of your friends.

Be careful while choosing the Id. Because once you select the ID, you won’t be able to change it again. Once done, click on Continue. 

Step 5: After clicking on the continue, you will see a new window where you will be asked to enter your First name and Last name and the security question. Fill all the mandatory fields and click on Continue. 

Step 6: After that, again fill the given form and follow all the instructions showing on the screen. Once done, click on Continue. 

As sooner you click on the continue button, you will be taken to the billing information. If you want to make a purchase, you will need to provide the credit card information. For that, click on Yes, else click on No

That’s it!! You are almost done. Now simply click on Finish showing in the notification preference.

This is how the Play station account is created. If you face any difficulty you can ask by dropping your comment in the comment section.

So, this is how to change psn name. In this guide as you can see, I have shared the procedure to change the username along with the procedure of creating a new account.

So, do let me know how do you find the article and the guide provided by us. In case, of any confusion or doubt, you can ask that via the comment section. We will try to reach out to you as soon as possible.

Also, if you liked and enjoyed our guide you can read our previous guide, by clicking here. You may like that also. And don’t forget to share this article on your socials.

Sonam Asrani

Sonam is an IT engineer by education and a passionate freelance writer/blogger by profession. She is a tech enthusiast and loves to read and write about technology and WordPress builders from blogs like MegaBlogging. Her hobbies include reading, watching TV, delving into new things and creating interesting content to help people with all things tech!!

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