#PS4Pro #PS4 – How to Transfer Save Data Files from PlayStation 4 to the New PS4 Pro : With Sony’s new PlayStation 4 Pro due to arrive on November 10th, a lot of gamers have been asking “what happens to all my save data when I upgrade? Will I just lose all that progress?”
After all, not many people would be thrilled at the prospect of starting Witcher 3 from scratch after 30-40 hours of gameplay, without seeing the ending first. No worries. Sony has thankfully planned ahead and transferring your save data from all of your games is actually pretty easy.
Here’s how to copy your save games, system settings and other important stuff from the old PS4 to the new PS4 Pro, including what to do if you’ve swapped out your original Playstation hard drive.
Transferring PS4 Saves To PS4 Pro Method 1 – Ethernet
Similar to transferring data between a PC and a Mac, you can use an Ethernet cable to move data between a PS4 and a PS4 Pro. According to Sony this should move all of your precious data over, including your save files, screenshots, saved video clips and even system settings.
However, like moving data from a Mac to a PC, this process is likely to take absolutely ages. You also can’t transfer games between two machines, which is a minor annoyance. Instead you’ll have to re-install them once you’ve booted up your new PS4 Pro.
However, if you are planning on selling or trading your old PS4 in before you buy your new PS4 Pro, this method obviously won’t work as you’ll need both consoles. Thankfully Sony has thought of this too, and there are other ways to copy your save games and other bits to the new Playstation.
Transferring PS4 Saves to PS4 Pro Method 2 – Use The Cloud
If you have a PlayStation Plus account, you can use online storage to move your important data to your new PS4 Pro instead. Users who have PlayStation Plus now get 10GB of cloud storage, increased from the 1GB you used to get.
Thankfully 10GB should be enough to store all of your save files, screenshots and videos. You can’t store actual games in the cloud, so you’ll have to manually re-install them from disc or re-download them when you boot up your new PS4 Pro.