Don’t Make Me Change My PSN ID

Sony you’re great. You have great gaming systems and great games, but I ask one thing of you. Don’t make me change my PSN ID.

What do I mean by this? Simple, I bought my PlayStation when I was young, young enough my mother didn’t want me spending money without discretion online, so my mother being practical made my account a sub-account under her master account. Well now I am in college and basically on my own, and I want to spend money.

One Christmas, my mother bought me a $50 gift card for the PSN store. When I went to redeem my card under my account I got a message saying I can’t handle money. So now, anytime I want to use my money I have to log in to my mom’s account and download a game. I’m frugal with my money. On my mom’s account we have her money and my money, but once they are combined and some time passes, we don’t know how much is hers and how much is mine.

What I want from you, Sony, is to let me change my sub-account to a master account—without loosing the games I already downloaded. It is totally OK with me that afterward I won’t be able to get my mom’s games free. I just want to spend my money the way I want. Sony this works out for you, instead of me mooching off my parents I will have to spend my own money, sometimes for a game my mom already owns. You will double your money. That isn’t bad.

The way the system is set up now, I would have to create a new account with a new ID and separate my current account from my mom’s and attach it to the new one. Then I can’t play the games on my system that I love and enjoy. That is too inconvenient.

If I want to make it hassle free I can make a new account and just play my games from that account—but then I start my trophy count all over again.

I propose median between what I want and what you have. Create an automatic system that when an account holder turns 18 a screen comes up and allows people to change the account to a master account, if it isn't already. Also allow people to manually change their account status one time.

When I get a job and live, probably across the country, I don’t want to have to ask my mom about spending money. It is time for me to grow up—and PSN.



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  1. […] yours and should be treated as such. In an early blog post I complained about Sony not letting me change my account to a master account. In that post, I mentioned that currently I can mooch off of my mom—well now I […]

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