Answered PSN PS3 and/or PS4 games??

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  1. littlesheepy

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm considering purchasing a PS4 in time for Star Wars Battlefront, Uncharted 4 and the new Ratchet and Clank, however, I currently have a PS3 and a load of unplayed games. I keep iffing and ahhing about whether to play what I already have and rebuy anything available on the PS4 too, to play on that. Problem is, I have quite a few on PSN and was wondering, is there any easy way to tell what I actually have (as they're not all downloaded) and which of them will work on the PS4? I'm fairly certain I've had 1 or 2 crossbuys, but not sure how it actually works getting them on the PS4?
    Any advice most appreciated as don't want to waste my money, thanks :)
     
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    Post #2 by Toasty, Jul 15, 2015 (1 points)
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    On the PS3, find the download manager under network choose "View Downloads" from the Store. That will list all your PSN purchases, including DLC. Anything that is not currently installed on your PS3 can be downloaded from this list.

    PS3 PSN games are not playable on PS4, however, if any support crossbuy, they will be available for you to download on your new PS4.

    I would personally play any games in your list on the PS3 that aren't cross buy. Its not clear if you're selling your PS3 though, but maybe play through the games you fancy in your back catalogue while keeping a look out for a good PS4 deal.

    Edit: BTW, if you're a PS+ subscriber, make sure you add PS4 free games each month to your library, even if you don't have the PS4 yet.
     
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    Fab, thank you :)
    I think I shall be keeping the PS3 for a little while at least, as I use the PlayTV for recording my TV shows, which I don't believe works on the PS4?
    I did subscribe to PS+ for a little while and did make sure I added to PS4 games too. Glad I guessed right that it might prove useful one day, thanks :)
     
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    Good stuff, in that case, I wouldn't re-buy any PSN purchases unless its a big remaster you have your eye on like The Last Of Us.
     
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    Fab, thank you :) Just wish I knew which were crossbuys and will be able to play on the PS4, so I don't play those ones in the meantime!
     
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    Just had a look under 'download management' and it only list the games I'm currently in the middle of downloading? Not anything I've purchased?
     
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    Ah, try the Store and "View Downloads" instead, thought both places were comprehensive, but it may just be the store now.
     
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    Looks good, thanks :)
     
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    It may give you a hint at which are cross buy, as I can see some PS4 games in my list, although it doesn't helpfully say PS4 on mine :mad:
     
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    Yep, I can't see any that say PS4 on mine :(
     
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    There's a deal on a PS4 1TB bundle on Amazon for Prime Day if that fancies your tickle.
     
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    Thanks for thinking of me but trying to hold out for a little while to get some pennies together and bide my time until the big releases I'm after are a little closer. As It'll either sit there unused or I'll never play my PS3 games :)
     
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    I'm spending lots of your money between this and the lego thread.

    I'm always happy to spend other people's hard earned cash!!!
     
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    Too right! Do you think you could start earning me some extra cash too please!? ;)
     

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