PSN Activation Procedure for EU customers
As the codes are US, this guide is only relevant if your account is from the EU region.
How To Create a US PSN Account On PS4
To create a US PSN account start off by logging out of your PSN account on the PS4 and then selecting new user. Now, select ‘Create a User’. This will take you through to the user agreement and, once you’ve accepted that, to a PSN welcoming screen, where you need to select, ‘Next’.
You will now be at a log-in screen. Instead of entering your log-in details, select, ‘New to PSN? Create an Account’ at the bottom of the screen.
Now you will come to a screen that’s titled ‘Sign up for PSN’. Select ‘Sign Up Now’.
At the next screen you will now need to input your country/region, your language and your date of birth. Set your country as ‘United States’ and enter your language and date of birth as normal (be aware that the US format for date of birth is month/day/year, rather than day/month/year).
Now you need to pick your City, State/Province and postal code. We’re not sure if the postal code and city need to match up, but, naturally, we went for Beverley Hills, 90210 and that worked fine.
Next, you will be asked for your Sign-in ID, which is your email address, and a password.
You can’t use the email address that your EU account is registered with for a new PSN account so, if you’ve got another email account, use that, or create a new one.
Once you’ve entered the necessary information you will have to enter your online ID and your name. Enter whatever you wish and then you will go though a series of screens where you have to set your preferences on how you want your name to be displayed, who can see your friends list, and so on.
Once you’ve done all that, you’ve got your US PSN account.
How To Redeem A US PSN Code On Your PS4
In order to redeem your US PSN code, open the PlayStation store on your PS4 while logged in to your US PS4 account (you can’t redeem US codes on a EU account) and scroll to the bottom to select Redeem Codes. Put in your code and you’ll now own the game.
One thing to be aware of is that if you purchase any DLC for the game you’ve purchased in the future, you’ll need to buy the DLC from the same region. In other words, EU DLC will not work on a US digital copy of a game and vice versa.
We’re also aware that some of you will want to play US PSN digital games on your EU account, in which case, you’ll need to do the following:
How To Play US PSN Games On Your EU PS4 Account
If you want to play the US PSN digital games you’ve downloaded on your EU account – as well as earning Trophies – then you’ll be pleased to know this is possible.
If your US account is not set as your primary account, then any content downloaded from the US store will be locked on your EU account, as denoted by the lock symbol in the image below.
What you’ll need to do is log-in to your US account, go into settings, select, ‘PSN’, followed by ‘Activate as Your Primary PS4′ and then ‘Activate’.
If you now log back in to your EU account, you should find that US content is now unlocked.
So there you have it. US PSN digital PS4 games downloaded for a cheaper price, available to play on your EU account.