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    Create a PlayStation Network account on your PS3 and access PlayStation Network for free

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    • Want to set up a PlayStation Network account on your PS3? Follow this simple guide to find out how to get the most out of your PS3.

      1. Access PlayStation Network via the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) and highlight [Sign Up for PlayStation®Network], then press the X button to continue.

      2. Select [Create a New Account (New Users)].

      3. This screen will inform you of the required information to set up your new account. Select [Continue].

      4. Use the directional buttons to highlight the drop-down menus and enter your Country/Region of Residence, Language and Date of Birth.

      Check that you have entered the correct information, and select [Continue].

      5. Press the up button or the down button to read the Terms of Service and User Agreement/Privacy Policy, then highlight [Accept] and press the X button to confirm.

      6. Highlight each box to enter your information, and press the X button to access the virtual keyboard.

      Use the virtual keyboard to enter your details. Press the START button after each answer to confirm that the details are correct.

      7. Enter your own Online ID. Think of a great name or nickname for yourself.

      Your Online ID will be used in communal areas within PlayStation Network. Press the X button to check the availability of your Online ID - someone else may already be called Aragon3010. Once you have entered your own Online ID, the system will check that it is available, and if it is not, you will have to enter a different Online ID.

      8. Select [OK] to confirm your Online ID and then select [Continue].

      9. Enter your First Name, Last Name and Gender and select [Continue].

      Use the virtual keyboard to input your details. 

      10. Enter your home address.

      Use the virtual keyboard to input your details.

      11. Press the X button to let us know if you would like to receive updates on PlayStation products and services, and then select [Continue].

      If you choose to receive any information, it will be sent to the email address entered at step 6.

      12. Check that the details entered are all correct, and then select [Confirm].

      If your details are not correct, select [Edit] and change the information.

      13. Congratulations! You have now created your very own PlayStation Network account.

      Select [OK] and visit PlayStation Store to discover a world of fresh entertainment for your PS3.

      You now have free access to PlayStation Network, where you can play online games for free, upload your own creations and download games, demos, trailers and much much more from PlayStation Store.

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