Can PS5 Play Used and Pre-Owned Games?

Can you play used and pre-owned games on PS5? Many of you will be eager to know if the PlayStation 5 will prevent you from playing second-hand software. As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to clear up any confusion concerning used games, but for more information check out our list of All PS5 Announced Games and New PS5 Game Release Dates.

Can PS5 Play Used and Pre-Owned Games?

PS5 can play used and pre-owned games, meaning you can purchase second-hand software and enjoy it on your PlayStation 5. You’ll also be able to borrow games off friends. The caveat is that you’ll only be able to play used games on a PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, as the PS5 Digital Edition does not include this feature. You can find out more about the differences between the two models through the following link: PS5 Digital Edition vs PS5: What's the Difference?

Free PS4 to PS5 upgrades will also work on pre-owned purchases, but you’ll need to have the game’s Blu-ray disc inserted in your console in order to play the games. You can find out more about Sony’s approach to next-gen upgrades through the link: PS5 Smart Delivery: Does PlayStation 5 Have Smart Delivery for PS4 Games?


Are you planning to play used and pre-owned games on PS5? Check out our PS5 guide, and let us know in the comments section below.