Gamers will be able to reserve their preferred nickname for use on PS3's online service as early as this Friday, when Sony's console launches here in the US.
Sony will enable anyone, regardless of location, to sign up at PlayStation 3's official site and register a username for when we eventually play online.
Currently the link above points to a page explaining the first step of signing up, however the form isn't yet online. Japanese gamers have already been given access to PS3's online platform, but this move by Sony means that your precious tag won't be snaffled by an early-adopter with more cash in the wallet than you have. You can register starting November 17th, so prepare your nickname and get ready.
November 14, 2006