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Old 17th April 2010, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can no longer create PSN Sub-accounts?

I've wasted an hour tonight dicking around with my PS3 and trawling the PSN website for anything that mentions how to create a sub-account.
I've done it before, but it appears the functionality has changed. I was attempting to create a sub-account for my kids.
The procedure used to be:
  1. Create/log into user account
  2. Click "Sign up to PSN"
  3. Select account type Master/sub
  4. Enter country and DOB
  5. -> At this point, if the DOB worked out to <18 years, you would not be permitted to create a master account, you were told to go back and select sub-account and specify the master account details.
it seems (possibly from the same gem of wisdom that removed the linux support?) that you can no longer create a sub-account. This obviously decrees that if you're under 18, you can't play online (without using a fake ID/DOB)

Can anyone else shed any light?
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Old 17th April 2010, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OK; as far as I can see, this isn't documented anywhere, but:
You don't appear to be able to create a sub-account for a child under the age of 8 (DOB 2002 works, DOB 2003 does not).
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Old 18th April 2010, 10:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's preety bad mate. I remember creating my young fella's account a long long time ago when the first Aussie PS3 first came out we used his realy age.

It wasn't until WarHawk came out which had a European age restriction did we find out even at 15 he could not play WarHawk.

After ringing them they changed something on the server which allowed him to play it.

I know this doesn't help with your situation. Sorry. I agree they should not have placed a restriction on account creation without at least notifying everyone they had done it.
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