Signing up for PlayStation®Network     

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

After you have created a PlayStation®Network account, you can shop online at (PlayStation®Store). Select (Sign Up for PlayStation®Network) under
(PlayStation®Network) in the home menu, and then follow the on-screen instructions to create an account.


If you have already created a PlayStation®Network account using a PS3™ system or through PlayStation®Store (PC version), 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.

Master account:
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 set certain usage conditions on associated sub accounts.

Sub account:
Users who do not meet the eligibility requirements for a master account in their region can only use a sub account. 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 Web site 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).

Create a password according to the following:

  • Use at least eight letters or numbers.
  • Use a combination of letters and numbers.
  • Use no more than two consecutive occurrences of the same character.
  • Use a code that is different from your sign-in ID and online ID
  • Letters are case-sensitive.
Security Question/Answer Select a security question and answer to use when resetting a forgotten password.
Online ID

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:

  • The online ID must be 3 to 16 characters in length and can consist of letters, numbers, hyphens (-) and underscores (_).
  • The first character must be a letter.
  • The online ID must not be the same as your password.
  • Letters are not case-sensitive.