Password requirements for PlayStation Network (PSN)

5 requirements for PlayStation Network (PSN) account password on their website and mobile app:

  • Your password must be at least 8 characters long
  • Must contain at least one letter and one number or character
  • Cannot use repeating (three or more times) characters (e.g. aaa64135, 111bcxjk)
  • Cannot match your Sign-In ID (e-mail address)
  • Not contain three or more sequentially ordered letters or numbers (e.g. 567 or FGH)

PlayStation Network (PSN) Password Tips

  • Do not use a word found in the dictionary
  • Use a mixture of letters, numbers, and special characters (e.g. h37@f3-2)
  • Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Use supported special characters (e.g. !, @, #, $, &)
  • For a strong and easy to remember password, create a personal acronym
  • Use a different password than your other online accounts


We rate PlayStation Network (PSN) password requirements strength with 5 of 5 locks.