Sony is shipping out the PS5 to select US journalists to give them time to review the new console. Such reviews will be under embargo, but that hasn’t stopped photos of the retail packaging being shared. As Eurogamer reports, a tweet by Polygon editor Samit Sarkar has revealed the PS5 box explains how to transfer your PS4 data.
There’s three options available, with all three being relatively easy to do, but requires updating both consoles with the latest system software. The first option simply requires connecting the PS4 and PS5 to the same network, after which they should be able to find each other and a data transfer can start. The second option is for anyone who has an extended storage drive for their PS4. It can be plugged into your PS5 and the data transferred that way, with no network connection necessary.
The final method is likely to be the most popular. You can sign into your PS5 console using the same account as you use on the PS4. It’s then possible to transfer any and all data associated with the account such as gaming history, trophies, friend, and profile information.
There is one further option, though: just keep using your PS4 console and reserve the PS5 for new games. With Sony recently figuring out how to make the PS4 load games much faster, the current-gen console is worth keeping around for years to come (assuming you have space for it next to the giant PS5), or at least until Sony-approved M.2 SSDs appear to extend the storage available on PS5.