Signing up for PlayStation®Network
To use PlayStation®Store, you must first create a PlayStation®Network account. To create an account, click (Sign In) > [Creating a New Account], and then follow the on-screen instructions.
If you have already created a PlayStation®Network account using a PSP™ system or a PlayStation®3 system, you can use that PlayStation®Network account.
Main items required to create an account
|Personal information||Enter information for the registered user including day, month and year of birth, and the user's name and address.|
|Master account / sub account||There are two types of PlayStation®Network accounts: master accounts and sub accounts.
A master account is the standard account for using PlayStation®Network. A master account can be created by a registered user of a specified age or older. Master account holders can adjust settings to limit use by associated sub account holders.
Users who do not meet the eligibility requirements for a master account in their region can only use a sub account. A sub account for a minor is created by the master account holder. Sub account holders cannot create wallets but can make use of the wallet for the associated master account to pay for products and services. A sub account cannot be created if an associated master account does not exist.
Eligibility requirements for master accounts and sub accounts vary depending on the country or region of residence. For details, visit the SCE website for your region.
|Sign-In ID (E-mail Address)||Register an ID to use when signing in to PlayStation®Network. Use a valid e-mail address that can be used to receive confirmation messages in cases such as when making a purchase under PlayStation®Store.|
|Security Question||Select a security question to use when resetting a forgotten password.|
Create a password according to the following:
Register a name that will be publicly displayed in PlayStation®Network. You cannot change your online ID after it has been created. Create your online ID according to the following:
|Billing information||As an option, you can enter and save billing information that can be used to add funds to the wallet for your account.|
- Your sign-in ID (e-mail address) and password will not be publicly displayed. Be careful not to share this information with others.
- For details on the handling of personal information related to users, visit the SCE website for your region.
- Access to PlayStation®Network requires broadband Internet service. Note that dial-up connectivity is not supported.
- PlayStation®Network is only available in certain regions and languages. For details, contact the technical support line for your region.