Changing from PS4 to PS5 - help appreciated!

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I can't believe how lucky I am - I got an early Father's Day present this evening - A PS5 Digital version!!! :cheers:
A local store told us last week there's at least a year-long waiting list. They got it online and it's a Japanese import - user manual is Japanese!

The PS4 I'm using was my Son's, A Call of Duty Black Ops version, pretty old now, 2015/16? Still going strong.
It has a large hard drive - 1 or 2 TB, forgot. Quite a few games on it but the only ones I really want to transfer to PS5 are GT7 and GT Sport.

Both were downloaded from the Play Station online store.
Am I right in thinking all I have to do, once PS5 is set up, is log in to the PS Store and re-download the games?
Will all my progress / purchases etc. come with it? I'm terrified of ballsing it up and losing my garage and progress!

If anyone has done this and has any tips, I'd really appreciate any hints and advice!
 
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I think the only thing you have to do is download it from the PlayStation Store to your PlayStation 5.

Everything should be there as data is saved online. Could be wrong, but i think you will be good.
 
Thank you, fingers crossed. I'll be doing it in the morning.....

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I had to transfer a few game saves from single player games via usb but that’s it. All the other game saves like GTS loaded up automatically.

I recommend keeping your PS4 games on an external hard drive to save space on the PS5.
 
GT7 on PS5 is a different game/download than on PS4
Hi, thanks, I bought the 25th Anniversary Edition which is supposed to work on both.... but this is a bit of a worry. Will the saved PS4 version copy over??? It cost more but I was hoping to future-proof.
 
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PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan:

“I also want to confirm today that moving forward, PlayStation first-party exclusive cross-gen titles (newly releasing on PS4 and PS5) – both digital and physical – will offer a $10 USD digital upgrade option from PS4 to PS5. This will apply to the next God of War and Gran Turismo 7, and any other exclusive cross-gen PS4 and PS5 title published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.”
 
But he will be able to install the PlayStation 5 version, right? As the game is cross-buy.
If I remember correctly when I DL'd GT7 you only had the option for PS5 version on PS5.
It cost's more, so I do not know if he can..
 
You need to transfer(not download) GTS from PS4 to PS5 with an ultra high speed HDMI cable to get everything(about 22 minutes),be logged in on the same account on both both consoles,transfer the save data first,re-start both consoles then transfer the main data ,then transfer GT7 the same way,and i'm not sure exactly what happens when you upgrade to the PS5 version of GT7...
 
I can't believe how lucky I am - I got an early Father's Day present this evening - A PS5 Digital version!!! :cheers:
A local store told us last week there's at least a year-long waiting list. They got it online and it's a Japanese import - user manual is Japanese!

The PS4 I'm using was my Son's, A Call of Duty Black Ops version, pretty old now, 2015/16? Still going strong.
It has a large hard drive - 1 or 2 TB, forgot. Quite a few games on it but the only ones I really want to transfer to PS5 are GT7 and GT Sport.

Both were downloaded from the Play Station online store.
Am I right in thinking all I have to do, once PS5 is set up, is log in to the PS Store and re-download the games?
Will all my progress / purchases etc. come with it? I'm terrified of ballsing it up and losing my garage and progress!

If anyone has done this and has any tips, I'd really appreciate any hints and advice!
Playing on both machines is possible.
I believe if you bought the PS4 version of the game you can only download the PS4 version on your PS5. I think Ive seen somewhere that you can upgrade to PS5 version for a small fee ($10) or you will have to buy the full version again.

Yes set up and log into your PSN account, download GT7 and then you will see a screen saying downloading saved game data. GT7 saves all game data in the GT7 cloud. I believe trophies don’t sync between the two consoles but it might now with the new update.

Tip if you plan on switching between PS4 & PS5 to play, I would recommend to close the game down after each session. I leave my consoles in rest mode so the game is always logged on, but if I switch to my other console it says I’ve downloaded the latest save game file but sometimes it doesn’t work so I have restart the game.

Check my thread https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/playing-on-ps5-and-ps4.407787/#post-13690428 I asked same questions a few months back so might be some more helpful info in here
 
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So as an update, particularly for anyone else that upgrades to a PS5, here's how it went.

The PS5 is imported from Japan and as far as we could see is a 100 volt unit, which is the domestic voltage in Japan. A bit of research indicated that most, if not all, PS5s are dual voltage, so we crossed our fingers and plugged it into the 240V socket..... it didn't blow up! :)

Once powered up asked for wifi log in details.
Then logged into PS account.
Asked if I wanted to download games - only GT7 showed up, but I've downloaded other games too. Clicked yes.
Then it asked about transferring data from a PS4 - so that was switched on and the PS5 found it. We selected which profiles and games to download. GT7 was over 100 Gb on disc - that's a lot for an online-only game!

Then let me play music marathon in GT7 while the app finished downloading.
When finished downloading, opened GT7 and went to race - no force feedback on wheel. Went to settings, turned force and sensitivity up a notch - that fixed it.

Summary - went really well, nice and smooth, good guidance. Very happy with the process. Everything is there, my cars, trophies, credits, cafe menus, track records - nothing missing.

4K experience - the TV I'm using is very old, around 12 years and still won't die! It's 1080P and GT7 looks fine on it. It is definitely a better picture from the PS5 than the PS4 - might be something to do with ray tracing (which I switched to priority)? Punchier, more saturated and better contrast.
We then plugged it in to our 4K TV, which is supposed to have HDR too, although the settings in PS5 said it was off and we couldn't find how to turn it on..... Yes, the picture is sharper, very nice, but not enough of a difference to make me rush out and buy another 4K telly. The 1080p can stay until it goes to meet its maker.

I am very happy with the PS5 so far - delay between menus is much shorter, the user interface is better, the controller is fantastic.
Better still, the switch-over was smooth as butter! :cheers:
 
So as an update, particularly for anyone else that upgrades to a PS5, here's how it went.

The PS5 is imported from Japan and as far as we could see is a 100 volt unit, which is the domestic voltage in Japan. A bit of research indicated that most, if not all, PS5s are dual voltage, so we crossed our fingers and plugged it into the 240V socket..... it didn't blow up! :)

Once powered up asked for wifi log in details.
Then logged into PS account.
Asked if I wanted to download games - only GT7 showed up, but I've downloaded other games too. Clicked yes.
Then it asked about transferring data from a PS4 - so that was switched on and the PS5 found it. We selected which profiles and games to download. GT7 was over 100 Gb on disc - that's a lot for an online-only game!

Then let me play music marathon in GT7 while the app finished downloading.
When finished downloading, opened GT7 and went to race - no force feedback on wheel. Went to settings, turned force and sensitivity up a notch - that fixed it.

Summary - went really well, nice and smooth, good guidance. Very happy with the process. Everything is there, my cars, trophies, credits, cafe menus, track records - nothing missing.

4K experience - the TV I'm using is very old, around 12 years and still won't die! It's 1080P and GT7 looks fine on it. It is definitely a better picture from the PS5 than the PS4 - might be something to do with ray tracing (which I switched to priority)? Punchier, more saturated and better contrast.
We then plugged it in to our 4K TV, which is supposed to have HDR too, although the settings in PS5 said it was off and we couldn't find how to turn it on..... Yes, the picture is sharper, very nice, but not enough of a difference to make me rush out and buy another 4K telly. The 1080p can stay until it goes to meet its maker.

I am very happy with the PS5 so far - delay between menus is much shorter, the user interface is better, the controller is fantastic.
Better still, the switch-over was smooth as butter! :cheers:
Good to hear. Have fun on the PlayStation 5, and trust me, you will. The loading times compared to the PlayStation 4 are world difference.
 
So as an update, particularly for anyone else that upgrades to a PS5, here's how it went.

The PS5 is imported from Japan and as far as we could see is a 100 volt unit, which is the domestic voltage in Japan. A bit of research indicated that most, if not all, PS5s are dual voltage, so we crossed our fingers and plugged it into the 240V socket..... it didn't blow up! :)

Once powered up asked for wifi log in details.
Then logged into PS account.
Asked if I wanted to download games - only GT7 showed up, but I've downloaded other games too. Clicked yes.
Then it asked about transferring data from a PS4 - so that was switched on and the PS5 found it. We selected which profiles and games to download. GT7 was over 100 Gb on disc - that's a lot for an online-only game!

Then let me play music marathon in GT7 while the app finished downloading.
When finished downloading, opened GT7 and went to race - no force feedback on wheel. Went to settings, turned force and sensitivity up a notch - that fixed it.

Summary - went really well, nice and smooth, good guidance. Very happy with the process. Everything is there, my cars, trophies, credits, cafe menus, track records - nothing missing.

4K experience - the TV I'm using is very old, around 12 years and still won't die! It's 1080P and GT7 looks fine on it. It is definitely a better picture from the PS5 than the PS4 - might be something to do with ray tracing (which I switched to priority)? Punchier, more saturated and better contrast.
We then plugged it in to our 4K TV, which is supposed to have HDR too, although the settings in PS5 said it was off and we couldn't find how to turn it on..... Yes, the picture is sharper, very nice, but not enough of a difference to make me rush out and buy another 4K telly. The 1080p can stay until it goes to meet its maker.

I am very happy with the PS5 so far - delay between menus is much shorter, the user interface is better, the controller is fantastic.
Better still, the switch-over was smooth as butter! :cheers:
Best thing about the PS5, not having to wait 30 seconds plus for a race to load or switching between the missions etc.…
 
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