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How to change your region on PS5

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There’s no way to change your region on PS5, but the good news is that games are no longer region locked like they were on PS4. Still, there may come a time when you want to change your region for whatever reason. Unfortunately, the only way to do so is to create a new PSN account entirely.

PS5 Guides

  • How to transfer games and save data
  • How to attach the PS5 base
  • How to set up parental controls
  • How to connect to Wi-Fi
  • How to increase download speeds
  • How to manage multiple accounts
  • How to set up 2FA
  • How to update your PS5 system software
  • How to use Game Help
  • How to enable 4K/8K resolution
  • How to factory reset your PS5

How to create a new PlayStation account

Turn on your PS5.
On the Welcome screen, select Add User.
Select Get Started when prompted to “Add a user to this PS5.”
Agree to PlayStation’s licensing agreement and hit Confirm.
Update the system software if prompted.
Select Create an Account.
When setting up a new account, fill out the formation as prompted, which includes date of birth, region, email address, password, chosen PlayStation Network ID, and credit card information.

We have another guide on managing multiple PS5 accounts made easy, so be sure to check that out if there are several members in your household sharing one console.

Get started and get carded

PlayStation Store Gift Card

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From $10 at Amazon
From $10 at Best Buy
From $10 at Walmart

For when you don’t know what to play just yet

A PlayStation gift card is good for anything you can buy on the PlayStation Store on both PS4 and PS5. Try out that game you’ve been wanting to get or save it for a rainy day. Whatever the case, the gift card will be waiting in your PSN wallet after you redeem it.

Greatness awaits

PlayStation 5

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$499 at Amazon
$499 at Best Buy
$499 at GameStop

Next-gen is finally here

You can buy a PS5 right now, and it’s set to be Sony’s most powerful console with a super fast SSD, 3.5GHz CPU, and 10.28 TFLOP GPU. No matter what region you’re in, the PS5 can play all of your games.

All-digital

PS5 Digital Edition

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$399 at Amazon
$399 at Target
$399 at GameStop

Leave physical games behind

The PS5 Digital Edition packs in every bit of greatness the standard PS5 does, and does it for just $399. It might not have a disc drive, but the future is heading towards a more digital age every day. Region locked games on Sony’s machine are now a thing of the past.

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