PS4 Pro Supports Data Transfer From Base Model Via Ethernet Cable Starting Firmware Update 4.0
Hopefully this means I get to keep P.T.!
If you already have a PlayStation 4, and find yourself wanting to upgrade to the rather pointless PlayStation 4 Pro, then the good news is, Sony will at least make it easy for you to transfer all your data over from the old system to the new one as is- it won’t be the hand wringing affair that the 3DS to New 3DS data transfer was.
Simply connecting a PS4 to a PS4 Pro with an ethernet cable will let you transfer data directly between the two systems, PlayStation UK community manager Hollie Bennett explained confirmed on PlayStation Access. “It might be that you already have a PlayStation 4 and you’re looking to upgrade,” she said. “Obviously you’ve got things on your PS4 and you can transfer stuff.”
“So what’ll happen, the PS4 Pro will be shipped at launch with [system software] 3.70, with version 4.0 coming soon. Once you’ve updated it, an option to transfer data from one system to another via Ethernet cable will become available, making it nice and easy if you want to upgrade.”
Hopefully, this means that a transfer is possible without de-activating P.T. (which currently happens if you try to move systems and transfer data between them).
The PS4 Pro launches this November, for $399.