The PlayStation 4 offers us the possibility of saving our games and transferring them to another console. Why would we want to do that? Well, for example, if we are going to change the console. Or if we are going to go to our cousin's house for a while and we want to take our games with us. Or simply if we want to have a backup copy of the game in which we have invested many hours. Whatever the reason, it will be very useful to know how to make a copy of the saved games on our PS4 .
We have two ways to do it. And both are very simple. The first is by using an external USB stick . We can make a backup on a USB storage device connected to our PlayStation 4. First of all we will have to take two things into account:
- To use this feature, we will need to be logged into the PlayStation Network at least once.
- The system is compatible with FAT and exFAT formatted USB storage devices .
To make the copy we will click the USB on the PS4 and go to Settings. Once here we will enter "Management of the saved data of the application" and select "Data saved in the system storage".
As you can see in the image, we will have three options. The one that interests us now is "Copy to USB storage device" . Once copied, we can download them to another console and continue playing where we left off.
Using the cloud
The second option can also be seen in the image. If we are members of PlayStation Plus we will have the option to upload the data to the cloud . The procedure is the same, but in the previous screen we will choose "Upload to online storage".
Once the process is finished, we will have our games in the PS4 online storage. As is logical, to recover them, in the 'new' console we will have to log in with our PSN data .
And that's how easy it is to transfer games between two PS4 consoles. If in addition to the games we want to transfer the rest of the data, things get a bit complicated. In future articles we will explain how to do it.