It was not possible to change your PSN ID for the longest time. If you chose one when you were setting up your account, you had to make do with it, or make an entirely new account. Sony started allowing players to change their ID as part of a beta program back in October last year. It’s now rolling out this ability to all users.
Starting today, anyone can change their PSN ID either through their PlayStation 4 console or through a web browser. Sony is allowing users the first name change for free but those who develop a habit to do it constantly will have to pay for the privilege.
Trying to change the PSN ID again after the first time will cost $9.99 every single time. It’s going to cost $4.99 for repeat changes for those who subscribe to Sony’s PlayStation Plus membership program. Sony does point out that your old usernames won’t go away.
They will continue to belong to the user so they can decide to roll back to a previous PSN ID at any point for free. Players will also be able to display their previous ID next to their new one for 30 days after a change is made. The company mentions that this functionality should work fine for the “large majority of the most actively played PS4 games.”