Playstation Users Can Officially Change Their PSN Handles


While the OG PlayStation gamers have long secured the coveted “name without symbols” or otherwise alternate characters, many younger gamers have been forced to get creative over the years. Not to mention, names created during the early-adolescent years can ultimately come to haunt a wizened adult, especially if they were created during a spontaneous bout of creativity. For some, a PSN handle can become somewhat of an alter-ego, depending on the level of dedication to online gaming. The idea that there’s only one chance to get it right seems silly, to say the least.

Playstation Users Can Officially Change Their PSN Handles

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Luckily, PlayStation is finally implementing a feature that will allow PlayStation gamers to change their username. The first name change is free, and each subsequent change will cost an additional $9.99 USD, though the price is halved for PS+ members. Should you get cold feet upon taking the plunge, the option to rollback will remain, though it’s unclear how long that will remain in effect.

Should you be interested in learning more about this long-awaited process, check out PlayStation’s announcement Tweet below for further details. Luckily, I managed to snag one without any annoying underscores, unsightly capital letters, or numbers. What about you? Will you be opting for the do-over? After all, a shiny new handle might work wonders on the upcoming PS5.