How to Transfer Game Files from PS3 onto a PS4 in Two Simple Steps?

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Wondering how to move games from PS3 to PS4? Well, if you are facing this dilemma then this post will be helpful for you and assist you in fully comprehending the steps you will have to take to accomplish this task. So, let us delve into the details here.

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How to move games from PS3 to PS4?

If you want to move the game save files onto PS4 PlayStation Now then you are at the right place since this is the topic we will be exploring in the following sections in greater detail.

First of all, we would like to mention that no backward compatibility has been enabled by Sony as we have seen in Xbox One X. As a result you will not be able to simply use any older PS3 disc in the drive and start playing all the games you always loved. Moreover, it is also not possible to move to PlayStation store and download the old games from there.

So, does that mean that there is no option to transfer the game files from PS3 to PS4? Not exactly, there is certainly a way you can accomplish this task. Let us find out how this can be possible.

For this purpose you will have to make use of PlayStation Now. PlayStation Now is one of the cloud based services which you can access through PlayStation 4 along with PC and start exploring a library containing several hundred titles from PlayStation 3, anytime and anywhere.

If you have a good internet connection then the games will start streaming to your PlayStation 4 and you will not be able to distinguish whether it is streaming online or running from an original disc.


The Problem of Old Save Games

In case, you already have an older save game on the PS3, then you may feel that it will now be necessary to start over again. But the good news is that you will not have to in case you have PlayStation Plus subscription.

The subscription will make it possible to transfer those older save files onto the cloud and then easily pick them on your new PS4.

Let us now go through the steps you will have to perform in this regard.

Step 1: Utilize the Cloud

Subscription of PlayStation Plus helps you play online but there is another feature of this subscription which is known as Plus Online Storage which is a form of cloud locker for all your earlier game saves.

This type of feature can be quite useful for you and help you in several different ways. First of all, this helps in backing up your valuable saves, secondly, it will also mean that you will be able to play your favorite games across different PS4 systems and lastly, this is the ideal solution for transferring older PS3 saves into your new PS4.

To accomplish this task you will have to turn on your older PS3, move to XMB menu and then from there over to Game column and finally choose the Saved Data Utility.

After that, you will have to move into any of the listed games, click on the triangle button and select the copy command. A pop-up will show up to display the online storage folder that will be used for this purpose and this is the location where the file (save as well as the profile files) will be saved.

The second step would involve importing the saves onto your PS4. Let us check the details for the same.

Step 2: Import to PS4

In this second step you will have to turn on the PS4 and start the PlayStation Now app for selecting the game you are interested in playing.

First of all, you should select the Home button in your DualShock controller for displaying the menu for PlayStation Now and then move onto XMB menu’s Display PS Now section.

In this section you will find the Saved Data Utility and upon entering the same you will see the Online Storage folder where you had saved the game files from PS3. Now, as a last step you will have to press the triangle beside the game, and choose the copy option for downloading them onto your PS4.

That’s all! You are now ready to play your favorite games without having to lose all your hard earned progress.

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