Now that Sony’s Playstation 5’s release is on the horizon, many gamers wonder what steps they need to take to use their PS4 data on the new PS5. On your PS5, almost everything is transferable from your save files to the compatible games you have downloaded on your hard drive. Fortunately, Sony has implemented multiple ways users can transfer data. This guide will walk you through all the ways to transfer your PS4 data to your PS5.
This is the best way to transfer your data, but it requires both your PS4 and your PS5 to be present. This transfers both your save data and games.
This transfer will take anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours, depending on how much data you have on your PS4. But fear not, you will be able to fully operate your PS5 while the transfer is taking place.
You can also put your game data onto an external hard drive and simply plug it into your PS5 to access the games. Another option is to use the Playstation Store or Game Library on the PS5 to download the games.