PlayStation®Network > Using an existing account

Using an existing account

To use this feature, you may be required to update the system software.

Set this option when you want to associate a PlayStation®Network account that was created on a PC or a PSP™ system, or an existing account such as a sub account that was created by the master account holder, to be used by a User who will log in to the PS3™ system.


Under (Users), log in as the User with whom you want to associate the account.


Select (Sign Up for PlayStation®Network) under (PlayStation®Network).


From the screen that is displayed, select [Use an Existing Account].
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation. When the association of the account with the User has been completed, the (Sign In) icon will be displayed and the User can sign in to PlayStation®Network using the existing account.


  • PlayStation®Network and (PlayStation®Store) are only available in certain countries / regions and languages. For details, contact the technical support line for your region.
  • Only one PlayStation®Network account can be associated with one User of the PS3™ system.

PlayStation®Network > Using an existing account