Where Do Your Purchased Games Go On The PS5?

When you purchase games on your PS5 console, you will need to download and install them. So, how do you find purchased games on PS5? 

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How do you find purchased games on the PS5?

To find purchased games on the PS5, go to the Play Store and select Game Library. Go to Purchased and you will get a list of purchased games. You can also use the PlayStation app and follow the same procedure.

Before the launch of PS4 and PS5 consoles, if you wanted to purchase games, you needed to purchase games through compact disk or other external hard drives directly from gaming stores. This method was expensive and time-consuming because every time you wanted to play the game, it would require you to use these drives to load your games on the console.

With the invention of digital PlayStation consoles, it is now easier to purchase games from the Play Store and download and install them quickly. Additionally, you can use other remote methods of downloading your purchased games if you cannot access your PS5 console. 

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Finding Purchased PS5 Games On Your Console

If you want to find your game directly from your PS5 console, you must sign in by clicking the PlayStation Store on the top right corner of your screen. Then choose your account profile and go to your library.

In the games library, you will select “purchase,” and a list of the games you purchased will be visible. Alternatively, you can use the PlayStation app from your smartphone to get the purchased games.

The process involves signing in using the same PSN account you used to purchase games on your console. 

Then, launch the app and choose the library option. Go to the purchased option, select the games and choose add-ons to view a list of the free and paid add- ons. 

When you finally find the purchased games on your device, the only option is to download and install them to start playing the games. However, there have been some complaints where individuals could not download the purchased games they have purchased due to some technical issues.

The following are some of the things to check if you cannot download your purchased games on PS5:

Checking your Purchase Transaction History

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One of the issues that can make your purchased games not download on your console is having an unsuccessful purchase. Confirm your transaction by looking for some proof that you did, in fact, buy the game.

To this, open Settings in your home screen and select user and accounts. Go to the subscription and payment option and select transaction history. Choose the account where you wish to see the transaction and then select Continue after choosing the date range. Search for the specific transaction and choose it to view its specifics.

Locked Games

If you cannot download the games you purchased on your PS5 console, the licenses for the games you’ve bought using your account may have a problem. This issue mostly occurs when you buy a new gaming console and use the same PSN account. 

Therefore, trying to restore your licenses before you begin the download process is the best solution. 

Restoring your licenses involves accessing your account management in the PS5 settings menu and selecting “activate.”Then, follow the on-screen instruction and select restore licenses. Wait for the restoring process to be completed; after it is completed, you ought to have no problems downloading the purchased games.

Insufficient Storage Space

When you need more storage space in your console, downloading your purchased games will be easy. Typically, most of the PS5 models will offer a total storage space of about 500 to 1000 GB, which depending on the size of the game, should be sufficient to download and store atleast 5 to 10 games.

Therefore, you can solve this issue by freeing up some space by removing some games or transferring the games to an external hard drive.

Removing some games from your console involves identifying the games you want to delete on your home screen. Then, use the option button in your controller to select the game you want to delete. Choose “delete” from the quick menu and press the x button on your controller to finish the deleting process.

Internet Connection Issues

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Typically, PS5 gaming consoles require you to have a stable network connection for you to download games and other products efficiently. Therefore, if your internet is slow or unstable, it can interfere with the downloading process. 

Before you download your purchased games, the best thing to do is to run a speed test on your network using a software app such as fast.com to confirm the internet speed.

If the outcome shows you have an unstable internet connection, you will need to restart your network router. 

Begin the restarting process by shutting down the router using the power button. Then, remove the router’s power cable from its power source and wait 10 seconds to plug it back in its power source. Once finished, switch on the router and restart the speed-checking test to see if the issue has been resolved. If the network issues persist, the best solution will be to get in touch with your internet providers so that they may fix the issue with their service.

Key Takeaways

  • You can find purchased games on the PS5 Play Store
  • You require to download purchased games to find them in your game library
  • Digital consoles provide an easy way to purchase games
  • Sometimes technical issues may cause purchased games not to be downloadable
  • Check your gaming consoles storage space before downloading the purchased games

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