Unfortunately, there’s no way to change your region once you’ve already set up a PlayStation Network account. You will be stuck with that region because the PSN links specific regional stores to your ID. However, you can create a new PSN account on your PlayStation 4 and set it to whichever region you choose, granting you access to otherwise inaccessible games and the ability to download anything you want. So, if you’re wondering how to change your PS4 region, we’re here to show you how.
How to create a new account
- Turn on yours PS4 console .
- Set up a new account on the welcome screen by selecting New user .
- Select Create a user on the next screen.
- Select After you .
- Select New to PlayStation Network? Create an account .
- Fill in the information as required using a email address not already associated with a PlayStation Network account.
- Once prompted, select your new one region favorite.
Alternatively, you can go directly to the other region’s shop page before signing up for an account. Make sure you are logged out of the other account first because if the areas vary, you will receive an error message and a request to return to your regional store page.
If you select a non-English region, you may need the help of the trusty Google Translate to do some of the heavy lifting for you. When asked to fill in your postcode, any postcode in the region you have chosen will work.
Buying content from another region
The PlayStation Store only allows credit cards and PayPal accounts registered in your region, so you’ll need to use PlayStation Store gift cards instead. Another problem: the currency of the gift card must match the currency of your area, that is, you cannot use a $ 25 gift card on Japanese or European digital stores.
However, you can purchase gift cards in other currencies. For example, you can buy a 5000 yen Japanese PlayStation Store gift card for around $ 50.