For one reason or the other, you may want to sell off your PS4 instead of watching it gather dust. However, before you put your PS4 in the market, make sure that it is ready for resale.
Here is what you need to do to ensure that yoir PS4 is ready for sale:
1. Back up your PS4 data
If you are looking to sell your PS4, it is advisable that you first back up your PS4 data. This is especially important if you are looking to buy a PS5 console that is backward compatible.
You have several options when it comes to backing up your PS4 data. You can back up all your PS4 data, back up your saved PS4 data or back up the saved data on your PS4 and then keep your install data on an external hard drive.
2. Deactivate and Factory Reset Your PS4
It is important that you deactivate your PS4 because this removes your PSN account information from your PS4. That way, no one else can use your PS4 after you sell it and you can activate another PS console as your primary console later on.
It is also essential that you reset your PS4 console to its factory setting before selling it. This is how you bought it anyway.
3. Get all the extra materials for your PS4
You should also take the time to locate any extra peripherals on your PS4 before selling it. The truth is that you will get more value for your PS4 if you include all the extra materials that you have for it.
Now, your PS4 is ready for sell. You will get the best value for it and if you ever want to revisit some of the games on your PS4 console with your PS5 console, you will have that chance.