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[PlayStation®Network] Updated 01/06/2015

There are two types of Sony Entertainment Network accounts, Master Accounts and Sub Accounts.

Master Accounts
  • Master Accounts are the standard type of account used on the PlayStation Network.
  • Master Accounts can be created by registered users of the PlayStation Network of a specified age or older.
  • Master Account holders can adjust parental control settings such as monthly spending limits or restrictions on voice / video chat for associated Sub Accounts.

Sub Accounts

  • Sub Accounts will be created based on the age of the account holder. Users under 18 will automatically be creating a sub account.
  • Sub Accounts must be created in association with a Master Account.
  • Some sub account activities can be monitored by the associated Master Account holder.
  • Sub account holders cannot create wallets but can make use of the associated Master Account's wallet to pay for products and services.
  • The settings of a Sub Account can be initially set up when the Sub Account is created and later edited by the associated Master Account.
  • Once a subaccount is created, it cannot be changed to a master account even if the account holder becomes older than 18 years old.
  • Click here to learn more about Parental Controls for Sub Accounts.

Click here to learn how to update account settings on a Sony Entertainment Network account.