Downloading and Playing Games From Other Regions Jan 22, 2016 8:41:18 GMT
Post by AlphaSpookster on Jan 22, 2016 8:41:18 GMT
Just follow these steps!
Step 1 – Make a PSN account for region X (whether it be Euro, Japan or US)
Log out of your current PS4 account and you will be taken to a screen which gives you the option to ‘Create a User’. Select this and you will be asked to input your details such as name and age, as you did when you set up your HOME account. The difference here being that you will say that your country is X and you will need to enter a different email and password for your new account; this is because you cannot use the email that is associated with your HOME account.
It will ask you to pick your ‘City, County’ as well as a postal code; simply enter any you like as long as it is a real one. If you can’t think of one off the top of your head or from a quick Google (other search engines are available…), then use the one given to you from Step 2.
After this is complete you will be prompted to enter a new Online ID and password and there you go, a new foreign PSN account!
Step 2 - Buying your PSN Credit
There are several options for this such as making a foreign Amazon account but far the easiest way is to use www.pcgamesupply.com/
Step 3- Redeem code on PS4
Simply go to the PlayStation Store on your X account and scroll towards the bottom of the menu on the left hand side and there will be an option entitled ‘Redeem Code’.
Select this and enter your code that you were given from Amazon/PC Game Supply and that’s it! You now have a PS4 game from the X Store credit.
Step 5 (Optional) – Play foreign PSN games on your HOME account
In order to play the game and gain trophies and such on your home account you will need to set your X account as your ‘Primary PS4’. If you don’t, you will find that a padlock symbol appears when you log into your home account, which prevents you from playing the game (Just to note you will NOT need PS+ on your foreign account to play online your new games on your home account).
I would highly recomend trying it with a free to play game first to make sure this works for you without the risk of spending any hard earned cash. I hope this helps folk out when wanting a game slightly earlier or wanting a game thats not available in their region such as Japan etc.