The PlayStation®5 console is backwards compatible with the overwhelming majority of PlayStation®4 games. That means an amazing collection of thousands of PS4™ games can be played on your PS5™ console.
The overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles.
Select PS4 games will benefit from the PS5 console's Game Boost, which may make PS4 games run with a higher or smoother frame rate.
Although many PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles, some functionalities that were available on the PS4 console may not be available on PS5 consoles. In addition, some PS4 games may exhibit errors or unexpected behaviour when played on PS5 consoles.
Before purchasing add-ons to play with your PS4 games on PS5 consoles, please try to boot and play your PS4 games on your PS5 console to see if you are happy with the play experience.
PlayStation VR games are included among the thousands of PS4 games that are playable on PS5 consoles. Playing PS VR games on a PS5 console requires a PS VR headset, PlayStation®Camera for PS4* and a PlayStation®Camera adaptor (no purchase required). Visit playstation.com/camera-adaptor for details). For the best PS VR experience on PS5, we recommend using a DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller. Selected games may require PlayStation®Move motion controllers or be compatible with the PlayStation®VR aim controller. The new HD camera for PS5 is not compatible with PS VR. The PS VR headset, PS Camera, DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, PS Move controllers, and PS VR aim controller are all sold separately to the PS5.
*Model CUH-ZEY1 or CUH-ZEY2
Always update your PS5 console to the latest version of the system software.
The majority of PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles.
Insert the PS4 game disc. You may need to download an update.
Select the game hub from your Games home.
You will need to keep the disc inserted each time to play the game.
PS4 game discs can't be used with the PlayStation®5 Digital Edition.
Select the game you want to play.
If you haven't already downloaded the game, select Download.
The game will install automatically. Depending on the game, you may have the option to copy and play a portion of the game right away.
You may have the option to upgrade your PS4 game to the digital PS5 version. Please visit the page below for more information.
Please note: Not all PlayStation officially licensed or third-party controllers may work on PS5. We recommend checking with the manufacturer to confirm whether a product will work on PS5 and specific titles.
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