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Apr 02 2008
By: baserr2@uky.edu~ First Son 3 posts
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Change PS3 Online ID?

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Hello,

 

I searched the boards and could not find an answer/thread concerning this question.  I've looked around on the net and found some who say it is possible and some who say it isn't.  I came here for some clarification.

 

Is it possible to change your online ID?  If so, how?

 

I have an 80G US PS3 that I bought last November (if that helps any).

 

Thanks.

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Apr 2, 2008
You can make a new user name in the XMB, (cross media bar) this means your name will be different on your console, as well as anything you do online.  You will have to make a new user name, then sign in and set that all up again.  Also, anything that you have beaten or saved will only be available by the name you have already completed it on.  The new name will be a name that is brand new.  Any games that you have, or have downloaded will still be playable, just not the saved data on those games.  So if you have already beaten say Motorstorm for example, you will have to start from the begining all over again.  Hope this helped.
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Apr 2, 2008

Thanks Nevertell.

 

I read on a gamespot forum that you can back up copy/paste saved files to your new user account?  That only your ONLINE accomplishments will get wiped?  It's the online ID from my Master Account that I want changed.

 

I have bought some songs for GH3, do you know if I delete my account will I lose those songs as well?

 

 

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Apr 2, 2008

baserr2@uky.edu wrote:

Thanks Nevertell.

 

I read on a gamespot forum that you can back up copy/paste saved files to your new user account?  That only your ONLINE accomplishments will get wiped?  It's the online ID from my Master Account that I want changed.

 

I have bought some songs for GH3, do you know if I delete my account will I lose those songs as well?

 

 


your dl songs wont go away, they are on the hard drive
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I was unaware of the copy and paste approach.  Good idea if you can do that.  Your Guitar Hero songs will still be there, but I'm sure your score would not. You would have to play it again.
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Apr 2, 2008

Thanks alot dudes.

 

Now if I can just change my forum name, I'll be set.

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No, you cannot change your PSN ID, but you can create a new id. On the XMB XrossMediaBar, go to  user>under user click create a new user, then go to the new user that you made. Go under the PlayStation Store or Friends and it should say ''Sign Up for PLAYSTATION Network'' click there and follows the instruction.

 

  Sign Up for PLAYSTATION Network, Should look like this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 24, 2010

U CANT CHANGE YOUR ONLINE ID YOU CAN MAKE A NEW ONE THOUGH ADD ME S1L3NT_54K1B

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Oct 24, 2010

In Japan they can change their 'nicknames' on the PSN, I'm sure the feature will come eventually. 

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The American accounts should of had this feature a long time ago.







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