How to Remove a Payment Method from your PlayStation Store Account
March 6, 2021
Here’s a guide about how you can remove a PlayStation Store payment method: keep reading to find out!
The PlayStation is one of the biggest brands in the gaming industry right now, and it actually never ceased to be incredibly popular and widespread since its first release in December 1994. In that year, the first device of the PlayStation gaming console series was introduced in Japan by Sony Interactive Entertainment, and it was meant to compete against other game consoles, such as the Nintendo 64 – huge at that time – and the Sega Saturn. The PlayStation console was part of the fifth-generation era of video game consoles, during which it reigned supreme, since it became the best-selling console from 1993 to 2006.
By December 2003, the PlayStation and PS one had shipped a combined total of 102.49 million units, solidifying the PlayStation as the first video game console to sell 120 million units in under a decade. The success of the first console prompted the launch of a (still ongoing) PlayStation series. The successor, PlayStation 2, was released in 2000, and it even surpassed the original’s fame by becoming the best-selling home console to date with over 155 million units sold by the end of 2012. Sony’s next instalments – the PlayStation 3, 4 and 5 – continued to sell at impressive rates, making the PlayStation brand the go-to choice for millions of game enthusiasts all around the world.
What is the PlayStation Store and how can you access it?
In November 2006, the PlayStation Store was launched. This digital media store was created for users of Sony’s products, like the PlayStation 3-4-5 and the PlayStation Vita consoles. The Store is available via the PlayStation Network and it offers a range of content, which can be downloaded for purchase, or it can be available free of charge. The kind of content you can find on the PlayStation Store is usually related to video games, such as full games, add-on content, playable demos and game trailers, but also themes and movie trailers. To access the Store’s services and products you’ll need to create a Sony account first.
How can you delete a payment method from your account?
Once you’ve created an account, to purchase products and services for your PlayStation 3, 4 or 5 you’ll have to add a payment method to the account. When you do so, the payment information will be automatically saved on the account, so that you won’t have to enter it yourself every time you shop. But if you don’t want to use a certain payment method anymore, is it possible to remove it? The answer to that is yes, and it’s a very simple process. It will only take you a couple of steps. Keep in mind that by removing payment methods you will not cancel the active subscriptions on your account. Also, when you delete payment details on one device, these get deleted from all devices linked to the account.
Remove payment method: here’s how
- first, sign in to PlayStation Store by selecting Sign In from the top of the screen
- now, select your Online ID > Payment Management
- and finally, select the payment method you’d like to delete and click/tap Remove
PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
- go to PlayStation Store
- scroll to the bottom of the sidebar and select Payment Methods
- select a payment method > Delete, and you’re done
- go to Settings > Users and Accounts
- then select Account > Payment and Subscriptions > Payment Methods
- choose the payment method you want to drop, press the options button and select Remove