I have a PlayStation with my own account. My girlfriend wants to be able to play herself, and buy her own games without using my wallet or messing up my progress in my games, so we want to create a second account on my PlayStation, i.e. two accounts on one PS4.

Is this possible, if so how do I do it?

  • If we are talking about the Home Consoles you can have multiple accounts on one console, however only one account can have that console as it's primary one, if we are talking about the Portable ones then no you can only have one
    – Memor-X
    Commented May 4, 2018 at 3:46
  • this may help : gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/318017/…
    – arghtype
    Commented May 4, 2018 at 5:02
  • @arghtype That is helpful but how do I create a second PSN account on the same console.
    – Mike West
    Commented May 4, 2018 at 5:13
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    The 'new user' option should be available when you switch on the console and select a profile. Is it possible you've missed this by automatically signing in?
    – user200816
    Commented May 4, 2018 at 7:39
  • No I saw the new user option I just wasn't sure if that would make a separate account that wasn't attached to the main account.
    – Mike West
    Commented May 4, 2018 at 22:33

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Disclaimer: It has been years since I have needed to do any of the bellow or need a second account, as such information may be outdated due to changes to the system software/PSN Policy

I would like to have two Playstation accounts on one [PS4] ... My girlfriend wants to play the same game as me along with other games I don't want to play. She wants to be able to buy her own games without using my wallet or messing up my progress in my games so we want our own Playstation accounts

This can be done

First off you'd want to Log Out of your account so you can see a screen similar to this

Profile List

selecting "New User" and then "Create a User" you'll be asked to either sign into PSN or create a new account. if your girlfriend doesn't have an account she can make one here otherwise just have her log in.

For Digital Game Sharing, you'd want to make your account as the primary account for that console. I do believe you can do this by signing into your account and then going to your user profile settings and looking for something like "Activate this console"

with this, you're girlfriend can now play any digital game you have brought and downloaded while having her own save games and trophy progression/collection. however it will not work in reverse as explained here on IGN

Registering your PS4 as your primary system will allow other users who play on the same console with different accounts access to any games you've downloaded without you having to log in. Additionally, if you have PS Plus and register a PS4 as your primary console, then every account that plays on that system will be able to make use of certain benefits like online multiplayer even without their own PS Plus subscription.

If you want to play on another PS4 that isn't your primary console, you can download any game you've bought on the PS Store as long as you sign into PSN. Only you'll be able to start the games you've downloaded, and you can only be logged into two consoles at any one time: your primary PS4 and one other secondary one (like a friend's). The good news is there's no limit on the number of systems you can download your games to. You have to be logged in in order to play, but from the sounds of things this means you can share digital games with as many mates as you like, though only one of these secondary consoles will be able to play a title at any given time and you'll have to tell them your password so they can log in.

Since you're Girlfriend's account would be like if you was logging into a second console, she can log in and buy/download games with her own wallet but you will be unable to play them unless she is logged in.

Also remember that this does not affect physical games, ie. if she buys a physical copy of a game and plays it first, you can later play that game without her needing to be logged in. and obviously in reverse you don't need to set the PS4 as your primary console for her to play physical games you have brought and played first


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