Sommige savegames zijn beschermd en dus niet overdraagbaar op een opslagmedium zoals bijvoorbeeld een USB-stick. Met de nieuwe utility van Sony om de data van twee PS3’s uit te wisselen, is het wel mogelijk om hem te kopiëren. Dit meldt de Examiner, ook melden ze dat Sony dit eerst ontkent had, maar blijkbaar is het tegenovergestelde waar.

Transfers data that is saved on one PS3 system to another PS3 system. You can use this feature when replacing the PS3 system that you usually use with another PS3 system. Even saved data that is copy-protected can be transferred (moved).

1. Turn both the current PS3 (A) and new PS3 (B) on and connect them with a LAN cable; PS3 (A) should be connected to the TV. Please note, firmware (v3.15) must be installed on both systems.
2. On the XMB of PS3 (A), scroll to the Settings category and select [System Settings] and then [Data Transfer Utility]
3. Follow the instructions on-screen and transfer data
4. After transferring the data, follow the instructions on-screen, and then connect PS3 (B) to the TV to view the XMB
5. If content that was downloaded from PlayStation Store was transferred as part of this operation, you must activate PS3 (B) before you can use the data. Log in to the PS3 system as the user who owns the content, and then select (PlayStation Network) > (Account Management) > (System Activation) to activate the system.