PlayStation Network or PSN is an online service that connects the Sony world together. Initially, the service was launched for PS3 consoles. Later, the company has expanded the service to PlayStation 4 and other Sony devices. Owned by SNEI (Sony Network Entertainment International), PSN competes with the Xbox Live service. Access to the PlayStation network requires setting up an online account. You can buy premium PlayStation Plus ($59.99) for your PSN to unlock various features like 100GB online storage, early access to new games, online multiplayer, and more. Without wasting any time, let’s have a look at the step-by-step procedure on how to sign up or create a PlayStation Network PSN account on a browser, PS4, and PS3 consoles.
How to Sign Up for the PlayStation Network using a Browser?
Step 1: On your web browser, visit this Sony Entertainment Network page. Tap Create New Account.
Step 2: Click Start and enter a valid email ID and strong password for your account. Once entered, click Next.
Step 3: Enter the required details like Country, State, Language and DOB. Select Next to proceed further.
Step 4: Select, whether you want to receive notifications from Sony or not. Select Agree and Create Account.
Step 5: On a new tab, open the verification that you received and click the button which labelled as Verify Now.
Step 6: After verifying your mail, return to the Sony Entertainment network page and tap Already Verified.
Step 7: Sony will prompt you to enable two-factor authentication in order to secure your account. Click Activate and go through the on-screen prompts to active the authentication method. Tap Skip if you want to enable it later.
Step 8: On the next screen, enter your mobile number and click Continue.
Step 9: Enter the verification code that you received and link the number with your account.
Step 10: Upon verifying your mobile number, your account dashboard will appear on the screen. Here, you can edit other details like name, gender, and more.
Sign up for PlayStation Network on PS4
Instead of a web browser, you can create a PSN account directly on PS4 and PS3. Let’s find the steps to create the account on PlayStation 4.
Step 1: If you have already logged in with another account, hold the PlayStation button and scroll down to the Power menu.
Step 2: Tap the Switch User menu.
Step 3: Press New User menu on the main screen.
Step 4: Tap Create a User.
Step 5: Accept the user agreement of PlayStation network.
Step 6: Tap Next.
Step 7: On the next screen, click New to PlayStation Network? Create an Account.
Step 8: Tap Sign up Now.
Step 9: Fill the necessary details like your country, language and date of birth. Select Next.
Step 10: Enter your postal code, state and city. Click Next.
Step 11: Enter a valid email ID and strong password for your PlayStation network. Select Next after entering those details.
Step 12: Select an avatar for your network. Explore the categories to find different avatars.
Step 13: Enter your first name, last name and unique online ID for network.
Step 14: On the next screen, set your privacy settings. For each category, it displays four privacy options:
- Friends of Friends
- Friends Only
- No One
After setting your privacy, click Next to go to next page.
Step 15: Click Accept to agree with the terms and conditions.
Step 16: Click OK to complete the process.
Step 17: Select the OK menu located under your icon to open your network. Visit the PlayStation Store to download your games.
Create a PS Network on PS3
Let us see how to create a PSN account on a PS3 console.
Step 1: Open PlayStation network on your PlayStation 3 gaming console.
Step 2: Tap Create a New Account (New Users).
Step 3: Click Continue and enter the required details.
Step 4: Once completed with the details, click Continue.
Step 5: Tap Accept on the consecutive screens.
Step 6: Enter a valid email id and password for your account. Click Continue.
Step 7: Enter an online ID containing characters, letters, and symbols. Click Continue to proceed further.
Step 8: On the next screen, enter your first name, last name and gender (optional).
Step 9: Enter your local information and click Continue.
Step 10: Select whether to receive news, alerts, and other notifications from Sony or not.
Step 11: Verify your location info and click Confirm to complete the process.
Step 12: Now, open your email and open the verification mail that you received from Sony. Click the verification link to activate the account.
Step 13: Click OK on the PS3 screen and start downloading games from the PlayStation Store.
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