PS3 To PS4 Upgrade Program: Step By Step Guide Revealed

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Sony has finally revealed step-by-step instructions guide detailing the process of how to upgrade PS3 games to their PS4 versions.

This guide is important for gamers who will be buying physical copy as PS3 disc will be needed everytime to play PS4 game. You can check out the guide below.

Disc-Based Step by Step Overview:

Step 1: Disc Only:

  • Step 1: Open an account on the PlayStation Network (or log in to PlayStation Network using your existing PlayStation Network ID account).
  • Step 2: Select the PlayStation Store icon on the PS3 system home screen.
  • Step 3: On PlayStation Store, select ‘Redeem Codes’ at the bottom of the menu.
  • Step 4: Enter the voucher code (“Code”) exactly as it appears on the voucher.
  • Step 5: Once the Code has been entered correctly, select ‘Continue’ on the dialog box.
  • Step 6: Select ‘Confirm’ to accept the Terms of Service.
  • Step 7: Select ‘Continue’ to complete Code redemption.
  • Step 8: The Code redemption is now complete. The Code cannot be used again or associated with a different SEN account. Once you have your PS4™ system, you can proceed with the next step.

Step 2: TO DOWNLOAD PS4 VERSION OF GAME:

  • Step 1: On your PS4 system, register the PS4 system with the SEN account through which you redeemed the Code.
  • Step 2: Select the PlayStation Store icon on the PS4 system home screen.
  • Step 3: Search for the name of the game on PlayStation Store and select ‘Purchase’ to download digital version of the same game to your PS4 system hard drive. The discounted price will be deducted from your network wallet according to the Terms of Service and User Agreement.
  • Step 4: Insert the PS3 game disc into your PS4 system**.

**PS3 game disc required to play digital version of the game on your PS4 system.

Digital-Based Step by Step Overview:

Digital Only:

  • Step 1: Buy or pre-order* the PS3 digital version of the game from PlayStation Store or Sony Entertainment Network Store.
  • Step 2: In PlayStation Store or Sony Entertainment Network Store, find the PS4 digital version of the game as soon as it becomes available. The special price will be available for accounts who purchased the PS3 Digital version of the game from the PlayStation Store.
  • Step 3: Buy or pre-order** the PS4 digital version of the game at the special offer price. See Promotion Restrictions for Each Game.

*PS3 games are available for purchase, and select PS3 games are available for pre-order, from PlayStation Store on your PS3 system and Sony Entertainment Network Store on the internet.

**Select PS4 games will be available for pre-order from PlayStation Store on your PS3 system and Sony Entertainment Network Store on the internet prior to the release of the PS4 system. PS4 games will be available for purchase from PlayStation Store on your PS4 system and Sony Entertainment Network Store on the internet after the release of the PS4 system.