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Re: HOW TO CHANGE PS3 NETWORK NAME

May 21, 2011

chaos_789 wrote:

You will lose all your trophies, they are saved to your ps3, and the account on the system. So deleting the account on the system will erase all trophies, and they will be only on the PSN you no longer use. As for game saves, they are linked to your PSN, so even if you save them to a flash drive, delete your account, and create a new account, you will get a message saying the saves were created by another user and you cannot use them. The only way to use though saves is to use the same account.

Actually, I think the trophies are stored on Sony's servers, but will not be accessible to another account. As for game saves, it's possible maybe with some games, but I have already done it, transferred a save game file from one account to a totally separate account.

The issue that I see is games that actually copy protect your save game file... the Top Gun game is like that, I can NOT back this up (i.e. copy to a flash drive).

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Re: HOW TO CHANGE PS3 NETWORK NAME

May 21, 2011

Yeah I want to change mine to, but so I can keep my trophies.

can't link your games/trophies to another account

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Jun 13, 2011

wait im kinda pissed with not being to change my name 1 im starting to now like psn now and 2 this is a name i made when i was 8 playing live on my xbox the first time and i though to cange my name to vandal went to setting and no cant change it sony relly need to fix this atleast let us changer how other people see out names

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Jun 19, 2011

I agree with most of you that it is not nice of Sony that users are unable to change their online ID.

Sony should make that possible and if it cost them money they can earn it back by putting a price tag unto changing your online ID. ( Earn it back? What?!? They can make huge bucks out of this! Suggestion to Sony ).

Sony just needs to hire some IT specialists who know how to change the business rules.

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Aug 25, 2011

Ok I'm pretty sure the answer to this is no, but it's still confusing. I just created an account and want to change the name and still use email address, abc@gmail.com, can I delete the account that I just created but still use the same email address abc@gmail.com to create a new account or is that it and can't use that email address anymore once you've already used it, even though you delete the first account?

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Re: HOW TO CHANGE PS3 NETWORK NAME

Aug 25, 2011

Change the email address for the original PSN account you no longer want to use.

Then you can use that email address on the new account.

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Aug 25, 2011

wyrobs wrote:

Ok I'm pretty sure the answer to this is no, but it's still confusing. I just created an account and want to change the name and still use email address, abc@gmail.com, can I delete the account that I just created but still use the same email address abc@gmail.com to create a new account or is that it and can't use that email address anymore once you've already used it, even though you delete the first account?

You cannot change your PSN ID name, you can only create a new PSN ID.  And an e-mail can be used on only one PSN Account, so if you want to create a new PSN ID and use the same e-mail address you'll need to change your oldID to use a different e-mail address.  Then, create a new PSN Account/ID and use the old e-mail address.

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Sep 3, 2011

Wow that's a bummer. How come xbox gets to do it. We should be able to do it too. Even if we have to pay $10 or something.

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Sep 7, 2011

But,you can create a new user too,so you won't loose your trophies.)many of my friends do it)

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Sep 22, 2011

I've looked into this and found no way to alter a person's ID, without deleting or using a seperate account. Sony should make an effort to at least let us change it. Maybe if we refer to them as GODS they'll do it.

     
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