Players Can Now Change Their PlayStation ID to Match Their Xbox Gamertag

By Rebecca Smith, 10 days ago
While Xbox gamers have been able to change their Gamertag for years, it's one of those seemingly simple options that has never been available to PlayStation players until this week. If you're one of the players who has an account on both systems and the names don't match, yet your Xbox Gamertag is always the name you've preferred, now is your chance to change it.

You can change your PlayStation ID on either a PlayStation 4 console or on any web browser. You cannot change your ID via a PlayStation 3 console or PlayStation Vita handheld.

How To Change Your Online ID on PlayStation 4 and on Web Browser

PlayStation 4

  1. From your PS4 go to [Settings].
  2. Select [Account Management] > [Account Information] > [Profile] > [Online ID].
  3. Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

Web Browser

  1. Sign in to your PlayStation Network account and select PSN Profile in the menu.
  2. Select the Edit button that’s next to your Online ID.
  3. Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.
However, if you choose to change your PlayStation ID, be aware that there are risks involved. Changing your name can cause problems with certain games you have played prior to your ID change. You can find more information on these risks here.

If you still want to change your PlayStation ID to match your Gamertag, or make sure it's completely different alternatively, the first name change is free. All name changes after the first one will be charged at US$9.99 or regional equivalent.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.