When we are kids, we usually create things that might not look good in the future as we are adults. Well something like this happened to a poor individual that created a PSN account eight years ago when they were only 12 years old. Sony found the username offensive eight years later and now the PSN account has been banned.
The user posted more details of their ordeal over on Reddit. The post is really popular as it currently has over 8000 upvotes already. The person is seeking advice to anyone out there that can aid them in their problem so that they can get their account back.
The person posted: “This morning I received an e-mail from PlayStation informing me that my account was permanently banned due to violations of the PlayStation Network Terms. Of course they didn’t bother to inform me in the e-mail why exactly I was banned so I had to call PlayStation Support. In that call they told me that my account I was banned for life because my online ID violates the Code of Conduct. My online ID is (was) KingMADAFAKA. I admit that it is a stupid username, but I created when I was only 12. I asked them if there was a way to change the username in order not to loose every game that I had on my account (my FIFA account was amazing, I had a really good Ultimate Team) and all the money that I invested in the account, but they said that I can not change the online ID, therefore my account is banned for life and I have to create a new one from scratch. Is it really fair to ban someone for a username that PlayStation accepted 8 years ago? Can someone please help me?”
Some helpful suggestions say this person can call up Sony in order to choose an alternative PSN name. Someone else had a similar problem and chose a different user name and was unbanned a few days later.
That said, this is a problem mainly because Sony does not let its users change their user name yet. This has been a request for many gamers ever since the PSN was first created over 10 years ago. Hopefully Sony is able to let us change out user names in the future so we can avoid immature names we created years ago as kids.