How to change region on PS4: Create a new PSN account to access games, demos and deals from around the world

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Sometimes you the best things on PS4 are only available somewhere you don't live. There are few things as frustrating as finding out your favourite series in the world has a demo available, but only for a continent that you don't live in.

Unfortunately, this is the reality of gaming on consoles. Sometimes what you want is available where you are, so you need to learn how to teleport to another country.

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If teleporting yourself isn't a reasonable request, then you should just try changing your region instead, that'll allow you to access another country's online store.

So, this is how you can change your PSN region on PS4, and access those sweet forbidden goods.

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How to change your region on PS4

You'll be happy to know that you don't need to be a Hackerman to do this, you just need to follow a few simple steps and you'll be able to browse the digital storefronts of the world.

  • Turn on your PS4 and select the option to create a new user
  • Select Create a User and then accept the User Agreement
  • Choose to create a new PlayStation Network account
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  • Enter an email address that isn't currently registered to a PSN account
  • Choose the region you want to be in

It's that simple. Then just choose to sign in as the new user and you'll be seeing a different PSN store. Keep in mind that you'll need to add funds to those accounts if you want to buy anything.

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Travel the world on PS4... sort of.
Travel the world on PS4... sort of.
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How to add money for a different region on PS4

Gift cards are the name of the game here. The issue is that your credit card or Paypal account needs to match the region of the account it's registered to, and that means you probably won't have one suited to your fancy new offshore (PSN) account.

So, your best bet is to grab some PSN gift cards for the region your account is in. Head over to Amazon US and treat yourself to a PSN gift card for the amount you are looking to spend. You can occasionally get some good deals on them.

Once you've got all that you're good to go. You know everything you need to know about setting up a PSN account for a different region and the world is your lobster, or something. Just make sure you don't get too drunk on the power you now wield.

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