Can You Change Your PS4 Username?
With the ability to change your username to your heart’s content on Steam, and to change it once for free and multiple times for a small fee on Xbox Live, PlayStation owners are always left with the same question: is it possible to change your username on PS4? Unfortunately, there isn’t currently a way to do so. Whether it is an issue with the PlayStation’s online architecture, or a countermeasure to bad behavior, the fact is that you simply cannot change your PlayStation Network username.
There is an alternative solution that you can use, but it may not be something that a lot of people are willing to do. This is to create a new account. Creating a new account will allow you to start from fresh, which includes a new username. However, this also means losing all of your saved data and trophies. If you’ve only recently created an account, then this may not be an issue for you. In any case, to add a new account to your PS4, simply select New User on the PlayStation start-up screen, follow the instructions, and be sure to select a username that you’re going to be happy with for a long time.
For those who aren’t willing to part with their current account, don’t give up hope just yet. Recently, the Sony Interactive Entertainment America CEO stated that he hopes to have the feature arrive within the next year. Sony knows that there are people who are clamoring for this feature. If you’re on the fence about starting a new account in order to change your username, you might want to hold off for just a little while longer.