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Jan 11 2008
By: MRKN0WITALL~ Wastelander 884 posts
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Is there a way to change my PS3 gamertag?

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Yea, I know it's probaly not called a "Gamertag" but does anyone know of a way to change my registered tag for my PS3 system.  I know on the 360 I would have to spend 800 points to change it, but I havent even found any other way close to something like that, besides maybe making a new email address entirely.... but if I id that would I have still have my downloads that I have paid for or no?  I have Tekken 5 online downloaded and some other random things I don't want to have to REpay for.




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Re: Is there a way to change my PS3 gamertag?

Jan 11, 2008
Umm... I don't think you can.
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Jan 11, 2008
You can't change it but you can add a sub account. Get to the PS3 XMB and scroll all the way to the left and you will find an option to add a sub account.

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Re: Is there a way to change my PS3 gamertag?

Jan 11, 2008
Now when I do this does the sub account retain all of the downloads or no?.... ........ actually I'll just try it and than repost my findings.  Thanks for the reply. 




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Jan 11, 2008
I wish..  i dont know if you can still keep your online acheievements if you make a sub profile though
add me PSN: SPEDINC

COD4 SPEDINC and ive got a mic
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Jan 12, 2008
uummmmm..... haha, hey how do I take this thing off of "staying on top" I dont want Sony to get on to me about making my message stay at the top here.




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Apr 8, 2010
**bleep** u **bleep**!
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MRKN0WITALL~ wrote:
uummmmm..... haha, hey how do I take this thing off of "staying on top" I dont want Sony to get on to me about making my message stay at the top here.

It goes to the top whenever someone posts.  The most recent activity always shows up at the top of the forum.

 

As far as your question goes, make a sub-account on your system but leave your master account/user intact.  As long as your master account is setup on your PS3, all users of that PS3 can use the purchases/downloads from that account.

 

I went through this when I wanted to change my PSN ID, and what I do is I still use my original account to make all purchases from the PS Store.  That's the only thing I use my old account for, but it's nice having all of my purchases in the same place; I don't have to try to remember what account I purchased a specific game under if I ever need to reinstall it.

 

I also setup a purchasing limit on my new sub-account, so that I can only spend $5 at a time.  That way I can buy little things in Home if I want to, but if I mistakenly visit the store and try to purchase a game on this sub-account it won't allow it.  Obviously this is optional, but it works for me.

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MRKN0WITALL~ wrote:
uummmmm..... haha, hey how do I take this thing off of "staying on top" I dont want Sony to get on to me about making my message stay at the top here.

 

You have 829 post and are acting like youve never posted before... and ur name is mrknowitall man o man.... ANYWAY if you create a sub account your trophies will not carry over BUT as long as your orginal login email and password are on the system and save password is checked any games downloaded should work. assuming you havent let five friends activate their ps3s under your account on their systems.

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Apr 9, 2010
Hopefully one day this feature will be available so users don't have to go through this when they want to change their IDs







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