PlayStation 5 Tips: Transferring PS4 Games and Save States To Your Next-Gen Console

PlayStation just released an update giving players access to transfer their PlayStation games to their new PlayStation 5. Sony’s next-gen console has some extremely good launch games but there are also a lot of PlayStation 4 titles which will run better when utilizing the new machine’s powerful hardware.

In case that players are in the middle of playing a game on their PlayStation 4 | Pro, they can transfer their games and save states to their brand new system and continue playing their games. Sony provides players several options to move their files from the older console to the other.

The transfer is going to prompt players to finish this at some stage during the PlayStation 5’s setup screen. However, if they skipped it, they can still continue the process from the next-gen console’s settings.

Here’s how you can do it:

“We have and are working towards a new ruling of update which can help the players to transfer their data from their PS4 directly to their PS5. Otherwise, on the first update we had, a lot of players were losing their data consecutively.

Still, we have cut down to a basic scenario where players can easily rule out data without having to worry about their internet connection.

The new rule of the update is really easy, and it works on the basis of a clear understanding that only a Wi-fi cable or Ethernet is required for the update.”

They can also connect both of their consoles to the same Wi-Fi network, rather than using an Ethernet cable. However, this method will be significantly slower compared to using a cable. If there’s no available television nearby, a laptop display will do just fine. In any other case, players will need a lengthy Ethernet or HDMI cable to do the transfer.

To do the transfer, players will need to go to the PlayStation 5’s System options and from there, choose the Software button. Once done, they will need to upgrade the system software to its latest patch so the transfer will go through flawlessly.

As of writing, there have been no reported incidents of missing files and the new update has made transferring of files much easier and faster. The recent update is also expected to resolve several bugs and glitches existing since the launch of the PlayStation 5.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.
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