Friends List

What is Friends List?

Select Friends to Compare by clicking on the check box and clicking the Compare Friends button at the top. You can compare yourself with up to five friends at the same time.

Online Status shows if a friend is currently online (); online but away (); offline () or pending response status ().

If a user is online, he or she can write and display a comment. You can see his or her comment on-screen next to his or her avatar.

While you're online on your PLAYSTATION®3, you can write and display your own comment:

  • Go to the "Friends" icon in XMB™ (XrossMediaBar)
  • Select your Avatar and press the triangle button on the controller
  • Select "Comment" from the menu
  • Enter a new comment
  • Select "OK"

If you Request to Add a Friend, you will see a gray circle onscreen with the friend's avatar and "Pending Response." If you get a Friend Request, but you have not yet accepted, you will see "Pending Response" in your Friend List.

To accept a Friend Request, you will need to log in to PlayStation®Network on your PLAYSTATION®3 console:

  • Go to the "Friends" icon in XMB™ (XrossMediaBar)
  • Select "Message Box"
  • Select "Received"
  • Select "Request to Add a Friend" from the pending friend
  • Select "Add"


The Avatar can be changed anytime from your PLAYSTATION®3 console:

  • Go to the "PlayStation®Network" icon in the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar)
  • Select "Sign-In" if not already signed in
  • Select "Account Management" under the PlayStation®Network menu
  • Select "Account Management" in the account management menu
  • Select "Edit Online Profile"
  • Select a new Avatar or "Use Current"


Your Online ID is your PlayStation®Network name that you pick when you sign up. Once your Online ID is set, you can't change it, so choose wisely.

Current Game Playing shows you what game your friend is currently playing.

Level denotes your PlayStation®Network level based on all your game activity along with your Progress which indicates the percentage of progress you've made toward reaching the next PlayStation®Network level.

Total Trophies Earned is shown as a numerical sum of all the trophies you've earned across all the games that you've played.

Podium displaying trophies breakdown shows how many platinum, gold, silver and bronze trophies you've earned across all the trophies-enabled games that you've played.

How to add a friend to your Friend List from your PLAYSTATION®3 console:

  • Go to the "PlayStation®Network" icon in the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar)
  • Select "Sign-In" if not already signed in
  • Go to the "Friends" icon in XMB™ (XrossMediaBar)
  • Select "Add a Friend"
  • Enter the Online ID for the person you want to add
  • Add a customized message to your friend (optional)
  • Click "Send"