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    PS4- New PSN ID and Account or Not?

    Team,

    I'm curious about whether people are going to be transferring their PSN ID's over or not. I'm also confused. First, Sony has said that you cannot change your PSN ID. This means that if you had all or part of your real name in your ID, or you had a "stupid" PSN ID, you cannot change it. At the same time, they have said that you can go by your real name OR another name "in games." Does this mean we have a communication issue here and that when you specify what your "real name" is you'll be able to insert a 'handle' instead and go by that in games even though you cannot change your actual PSN ID? That would still basically be what everyone has requested.

    Putting that aside- let's assume you have no choice but to use your current PSN ID or your full real name as your in game ID. How many of you will simply transfer your account over from the PS3? Is anyone considering just setting up a NEW full account so they can actually have the name they want for this generation?

    I for one am considering it, but I'm going to carefully look and see if there hasn't just been a miscommunication and what I actually want isn't possible already. See, my issue isn't that I have a 'handle' like "A$$Luv3n69" or anything like that. I didn't read anything and when I set up my PSN account I used first initial and last name, just like a logon ID to Windows or something. That has allowed idiots to track me down on Facebook or LinkedIN and put angry posts on my pages because I happened to kill them in Warhawk or some other game and they didn't like that. So I definitely DON'T want to just use my full real name in games. I want to be able to use a 'handle' or alias.

    Anyone else in this same boat? What EXACTLY will transfer over to the PS4 from my current PSN account? My gamer score? Any other or any actual benefits to rolling over my account instead of setting up a completely new PSN ID?

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    I'm stayin as me. I have no reason to change. My psn name doesn't bother me enough to warrant a change.

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    Staying with my og name but I did make another name for multiplayer gaming only

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    First, it's not transferring your account from PS3 over to PS4. It's simply using your existing PSN account.

    I'd guess that the vast majority of people didn't choose a poor PSN ID, but for those who did, why haven't they already created a new PSN account and started using it?

    Those potential reasons (Trophies, PS+ Accounts, Etc.) are the same reasons why someone who would like to change their PSN ID's would be hesitant to simply create a new account now, since all of these things carry forward.

    It's up to them to determine if it's worth it to make a clean break now.



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    I won't change my ps name

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    Staying with the same name and account.




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    I changed mine from DaGrandMasta to DaGrandMastah. That H makes a difference. That's the proper way to spell it per the Wu-Tang Clan.

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    No need to change for me. Mine is just a different spelling of my Xbox Live tag.

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    Keeping mine.

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    I'm considering making a new one. I really never thought about it when I made my PSN ID in 2008. Only thing stopping me is I have a fair amount of platinum trophies and I put a lot of time in to some of them games. Also my PS+ sub still has over a year to expire.

    So, I'm still undecided. I may create a second account to go alongside my current one.

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    maybe in the future sony will make an update to where you can change your PSN ID like the xbox does already

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaDon187 View Post
    maybe in the future sony will make an update to where you can change your PSN ID like the xbox does already
    That would be amazing. I pray they one day allow it.

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    I have a feeling they will announce it in the coming months, for a monetary fee I imagine. I'm still happy with my ID so it'll be making the transition over!

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    Keeping mine.. It's the name of a Street Fighter II ex+ alpha character, even though I spelled it wrong! I have about 20 games on my boys 320GB slim PS3 and about 3/4 will become unplayable if I change the account I have ps+ on. I'm not forking out for two PS+ subs when one can cover my old PS3, my boys PS3 and the PS4..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphuff View Post
    I for one am considering it, but I'm going to carefully look and see if there hasn't just been a miscommunication and what I actually want isn't possible already. See, my issue isn't that I have a 'handle' like "A$$Luv3n69" or anything like that. I didn't read anything and when I set up my PSN account I used first initial and last name, just like a logon ID to Windows or something. That has allowed idiots to track me down on Facebook or LinkedIN and put angry posts on my pages because I happened to kill them in Warhawk or some other game and they didn't like that. So I definitely DON'T want to just use my full real name in games. I want to be able to use a 'handle' or alias.

    Anyone else in this same boat? What EXACTLY will transfer over to the PS4 from my current PSN account? My gamer score? Any other or any actual benefits to rolling over my account instead of setting up a completely new PSN ID?
    When you realized your mistake, why didn't you immediately make another account with the name you wanted?

    As for me, I'm definitely sticking with Merchant. I was lucky to be an early adopter this gen so I didn't have to misspell or add numbers to my name. New accounts may have a hard time getting the name they want at this point.

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    I only wish I could change the lower and upper case letters, but I'm keeping mine.


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    I have an account from when I used to game on my bro's ps3, but hasn't been used in years. So I'm not attached to it and have made a new one for ps4.

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    Keep mine too. I thought of a few other ones just in case as I like a name that invokes mystery!! I am named after my favourite deep house music artist from Germany (without the 2003). His music is really rather good
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    I'm definitely creating a new PSN ID. In fact, I currently have a list going of potential names. Not to belittle the PlayStation, but I purchased my PS3 in the fall of 2006 and have barely touched it ever since. I did the majority of my console gaming on the Xbox 360 and in recent years the PC. I only have a handful trophies so, I'm not too bothered about starting over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robvandam111 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merchant View Post
    When you realized your mistake, why didn't you immediately make another account with the name you wanted?

    As for me, I'm definitely sticking with Merchant. I was lucky to be an early adopter this gen so I didn't have to misspell or add numbers to my name. New accounts may have a hard time getting the name they want at this point.
    Simple answer. I realized early on that I was being called that in games, but I didn't realize just how many FREAKS are out there. Yeah, I thought about changing it but didn't get to it. I assumed I could at any time and it wasn't a big deal. Then I had some freaks hit me up on Facebook and thought I'd better change it....only to find out this was IMPOSSIBLE. Sucked. By that time I had purchased a good number of games that I'd lose, etc. No way to transfer those over to a new account. Found I couldn't even set up ANOTHER account as a sub account as that only works if you're under 18.. Totally BS the way Sony has set this up. All we need even is to be able to set a nickname that identifies us in games. Then we can even KEEP the PSN ID what it is now, but we won't be identified by that in games. Would be simple enough for Sony to link such an alias to a PSN ID and account. Still, for some reason, they either won't or can't.

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    I'm fine with mine.

    What's upsetting is Japanese PSN account have always been able to change their displayed psn name whenever they want as many times as they want. Yet no other region can.
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