Someone has the name on playstation that I want. They haven’t played in over 2 years and I was wondering could I get their/the name that I want. I know that on Twitch if you’re affiliated and someone doesn’t stream in a certain amount of time - you can just take their user name.

Simple Form: Is there any way to take someone’s username?

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PSN IDs don't expire, at least not yet, so no, there is no way to get someone else's PSN ID, active or inactive, unless they change it themselves.

Wondercricket pointed out in the comment that even if they change it you still can't get it.

Note that Sony does reserve the right to delete accounts after 2 years of inactivity, but this is not applied with any level of consistency (if it is applied at all).

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    Even if they were to change it to something else, another account still wouldn't be able to take the name. This is mentioned here Apr 23, 2021 at 17:44

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