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Back in the day video games used to be so much fun but required a lot of money to purchase a huge variety of games or even longer ago than that a lot of giant arcade cabinets. As time has progressed so has the gaming experience. No longer do you have to have a giant cabinet filled with games as you can store, purchase them, and download them digitally or even play online copies of a game with friends or people from all over the globe.
Playstation is currently the market leader when it comes to gaming consoles with over 100 million PS4s being sold worldwide! With that many gaming consoles comes a gigantic network of consoles and gamers who can play on teams together or against each other in giant online multiplayer battles.
One issue that people encounter because of the shift in the gaming world is the fact that online accounts can get banned or suspended when you don’t follow the network’s (in this case Playstation) rules. Once an account is banned you will normally lose the subscriptions from that account and will need to remove it from your console so that way you can add a new account that isn’t banned. But how do you do that? How do you remove a banned account on your Playstation?
To delete the banned Playstation account you will need to gather all of the account information and contact Sony via their live chat or phone support and ask them to delete the account. They will normally request some information to verify that it is your account but they should be able to delete the account for you quite easily and quickly.
Once an account is deleted there will be no accessing any of the information on the account and you won’t be able to use the same username or email for another account so you will have to set up a new email address to get a new account started.
It is also important to know exactly why the account was banned in the first place so that way your new account doesn’t suffer the same fate.
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How to delete your banned PSN account
Sony can at any point of time ban a user or an account from accessing the online Playstation services either due to a violation of the terms of service or any other serious offense. Once your account has been permanently banned you will not be able to use it again and so many people want to delete it from their system entirely.
To delete the account from your Playstation there are a few simple steps you can take. They are:
1. Review first
Understand the implications of deleting your account first. Once you decide to delete your account, keep in mind that:
You cannot use your online ID in future to create a new account.
There is no content transfer from one account to another. Hence, you will lose all of the content that you purchased (normally in an account ban this will already be lost).
All your subscriptions will be terminated. (again normally already done when the ban took place)
In case if you have funds in PlayStation network’s wallet you will lose that as your wallet will get deleted and will not be available to use in future.
2. Account information to be collected
Another very important point to be noted is that any Playstation account can be deleted by a person who is working at Sony and for that, they will need the account information of the account that you want to be deleted. Hence, to get your account deleted you would have to provide them with the following information-
- Your email address which is used as your Sign-In ID.
- The Playstation network online ID that you use.
- The security information that you would have added to protect your account.
3. Contact support
The next step is to contact the Playstation support at Sony which varies according to your location. You can either use a chat option or use the call center to reach out for help from Sony.
If you opt to contact the Sony support staff through their live chat service you would have to visit Sony’s live chat website. There you will have to look for the PSN account help and after that select the option of ‘contact us.’
In case if you want to contact Playstation support by phone, you just have to dial the corresponding number of your region provided on their website. If you cannot find it you can very easily do a web search by entering your country name and the Sony Playstation support contact number. Once you enter the search the search engine will provide you with the contact details.
4. Delete your account
Once you connect to the Playstation support center through either of these methods, all you have to do is to request the Sony support agent to delete your account. For that, they will get and confirm your identity by making you answer the security questions you had filled in at the time of the creation of your account (hopefully you still remember them). Once they have confirmed your identity, they will then go ahead and delete your account.
Some people have reported that deactivating their account on the console and then restoring it to factory settings has also worked to remove the account from their console but when you do this you will lose any local data that you have backed up on your console such as saved games or downloaded updates. That is why the restore method is not recommended.
The first-ever Playstation game was released in Japan in 1994 and subsequently was released worldwide the following year. It’s successor, the Playstation 2 was released in 2000 with greatly improved technology. The next improved version of the console was introduced as the Playstation 3 in 2006 while its successor, the Playstation 4 was launched in 2013.
To date the Playstation 2 has been the most popular version of the console that Playstation has produced selling over 150 million consoles worldwide. Whether that mark will be surpassed by the Playstation 5 or by a later Playstation release is anyone’s guess!
The online gaming on Playstation began in 2001. The Playstation network is an online service of the Playstation brand which allows online multiplayer oriented gaming and digital media delivery. It also provides the Playstation store which is an online virtual market which offers a variety of paid as well as free downloadable content including full games. The content on the Playstation store is updated weekly every Tuesday.
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Deleting your banned Playstation account is a pretty big hassle as there is no easy way to do it for some reason. Why Playstation didn’t make it as easy as possible to do this is anyone’s guess but hopefully this article has been helpful in pointing you in the right direction.
Ultimately having a banned account is annoying but having a banned console would be worse as that would require purchasing an entirely new Playstation before you would be able to get back online again!