Sony Boss Suggests PlayStation Network Username Change Option is Finally Coming

Whether your online gaming handle is “xX420blazeitXx” or “TheMostBeautifulLabia”, sometimes users find the error in their choice in an online person and decide to later change their username. This has long since been a feature for Xbox Live users and their Gamertags.

Since its inception, PlayStation Network users have been stuck with whatever username they chose – we reported on the noticeable demand to be able to change your username a few years ago. The subject came up again at this year’s PlayStation Experience, only now we’ve got a more firmer answer.

SIEA President and CEO Shawn Layden was asked when PlayStation Network users will be able to change their usernames, to which he said “I hope we’ll see events occur that you don’t have to ask me that question again next PSX (PlayStation Experience).”

Layden noted that the feature has been in demand for a long time and “the elves back at the north pole have been working on that for quite some time.”

What’s your PlayStation Network username? Please tell me it’s something like “WastedJizzDumpster”, “MisterFister”, or equal parts embarrassing and glorious.

Editor’s Note: Image via KindaFunny Forums

Brandon Orselli


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