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Upgrade an eligible PlayStation®4 game to the digital PlayStation®5 version

Certain PS4 ™ games allow you to upgrade to the digital PS5 ™ version of the game on a PS5 console.

When using a PS5 ™ console, you may have the option to upgrade the disc or digital version of a PS4 game to the digital PS5 version. Depending on the game, this upgrade can either be free, purchase or only available for a limited time. An internet connection is required.

Upgrading an eligible PS4 game on disc on a PS5 console with a disc drive

To upgrade the disc version of an eligible PS4 game to the digital PS5 version, you will need a PS5 console with a disc drive. PS4 game discs cannot be used with the PlayStation®5 Digital Edition.

  1. Sign in to your existing account using the PS5 console (or create an account).

  2. Insert the eligible PS4 game disc.

  3. Open the game menu for the PS4 game.

  4. Select the upgrade offer in the game menu and read through the upgrade offer.

  5. ChooseDownload(or buy the game at a discounted price) to download / purchase the content.

  6. After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 digital game by inserting the PS4 games disc. The disc must always be in the drive when you play the game.

To upgrade a PS4 game disc to the PS5 digital version, your PS4 game disc must be from the same country as your PlayStation Network account. If you have problems upgrading, please check the country / region of your account using the address in the account management.

Upgrade an eligible PS4 digital game on a PS5 console with a disc drive or the PS5 Digital Edition

To upgrade an eligible PS4 digital game you already own to the PS5 digital version:

  1. Sign in to your existing account on the PS5 console.

  2. Find the PS5 game on PlayStation ™ Store or using the search function and open the game menu for the PS5 game.

  3. Select the upgrade offer in the game menu and read through the upgrade offer.

  4. ChooseDownload(or buy the game at a discounted price) to download / purchase the content.

  5. After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 game.

PS4 games redeemed as a PlayStation®Plus benefit are not eligible for a PS5 upgrade unless otherwise stated.

Switch between PS5 and PS4 versions on your PlayStation®5 console

If you own the PS4 and PS5 versions of the same game, here's how to switch between the versions:

  1. From the Games Home screen, navigate to the Games Library.
  2. Select the game, then press X.
  3. Select the button [...] on the screen for options.
  4. Select the version of the game that you want to download or play.

Note: If you are not sure which version of the game is shown on the screen:

  • PS4 versions will also show PS4 alongside the game title at the top of the screen.
  • On PS5 versions, only the title of the game is shown.

Art books, soundtracks and other extras

If you're looking for art books, game soundtracks, or other extras that came with your purchase, you can find them here:

  1. From the Games Home screen, navigate to the Games Library.
  2. Select the game, then press X.
  3. Select the button [...] on the screen for options.
  4. Select the content that you want to access.

Repeat these steps to return to your game or other additional content.