Updated 11 July 2017

PS4: Deactivating primary systems

Find out about PlayStation 4 deactivation.


How to deactivate your primary PS4

  1. Select your local user.
  2. Go to   [Settings] > [PlayStation Network/Account Management] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4].
  3. Select [Deactivate] > [Yes].
  4. Your device is now deactivated and you can activate another PS4 as your primary system.

If you don’t have access to your PS4

You can remotely deactivate it for games via our account management website.  Sign in at https://account.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com or find full instructions in our Remote deactivation article.

Video: "Activating and Deactivating the PS4 as a Primary Console"