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Sony doesn’t even know if it’s possible for users to change PSN IDs

by Joey Davidson | October 29, 2015October 29, 2015 11:40 am PDT

If there’s one PlayStation platform problem most gamers can agree upon, it’s the fact that it remains impossible to change your PSN ID, the screen name you’re known by online.

In case you’re out of the loop on this one, gamers are looking for a way to change their online names. Say they got that shiny PlayStation 3 when they were, say, the ripe age of 12 or 13. Their names might be xXxEliteN00bPwnerxXx, and they want to change it now that they’ve, well, grown up. No dice.

Gamertags can be changed for Xbox users, which is obviously a point cited often on forums and the like.

During the Paris Games Week show this week, PlayStation France let fans ask Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida questions about the platform. Shu was asked directly about if and when we’ll be able to change our PSN IDs. His response? The team doesn’t even know if it’s possible.

Here’s the tweet and video in question.

I know I wound up making use of the ability to change my Gamertag on Xbox LIVE, but I’ve been okay with my PSN ID. I get that others are not in the same boat, though, and this is pretty frustrating.

What do you think is holding Sony up here? I’d assume it would cost them far too much money to implement. “Impossible” is probably the wrong turn of phrase. I assume this one is just too expensive.

Destructoid

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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