It’s been a long time coming but PlayStation 4 owners can finally change their PSN online IDs.


According to the announcement this week by PlayStation (SNE), the first ID change is free and all changes after that will cost $9.99. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 for each change after the first one.

“When changing your online ID, you’ll have the option to display your old ID next to your new ID in your Profile for 30 days,” notes the PlayStation team. “This will make it easier for your friends to notice your ID change. You can only select this option at the time you are changing your online ID.”

The response from the PlayStation community has been largely positive, with many wondering why the feature didn’t come sooner.

“The amount of times I had to restart my entire CoD career just because I was sick and tired of my name (why couldn’t this have come sooner when I was a complete GAMER),” tweeted SoaR Crude.

For those interested in changing their online ID, here are the steps:

  • Step 1: Sign in to your  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.
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