Problems with Game Save Transfers from one PS3 to another PS3!

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Problems with Game Save Transfers from one PS3 to another PS3!

I bought a new PS3 today and tried to copy all my game saves using a 4GB Kingston DataTraveler (and an Ethernet Cable on another new White PS3 as they keep dying on me).

Unfortunately I have found that you are not able to 'copy' certain game saves from another user even though they are my own game saves.

Therefore I have done a list of the games that do not and do copy to another PS3 should yours break and you have to buy another one.

The games that CANNOT be transfered from PS3 to PS3 via Ethernet Cable  / Usb memory card are:
God of War 3
Dante's Inferno
Heavy Rain
Prince of Persia: The Forgotton Sands
Katamari Forever
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Colin McRae Dirt 2
Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box
Virtua Tennis 2009
Need For Speed Carbon
Need For Speed Prostreet
Need For Speed Undercover
Need For Speed Shift
Mirror's Edge
Child of Eden
Test Drive Unlimited 2

The games that CAN be transfered from PS3 to PS3 via Ethernet Cable are:

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Grand Theft Auto IV

Ferrari Challenge

Supercar Challenge

Star Wars The Force Unleashed

Sega Rally

Colin McRae Dirt

Golden Axe: Beast Rider

Stuntman Ignition

Gran Turismo 5: Prologue

Racedriver Grid

Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga

Lego Indiana Jones The Original Adventures

Lego Batman

Virtua Tennis 3

Hakuna Matata (aka Afrika)

These games CAN also be transfered from one PS3 to another but it does state this when you play the game but you won't receive any more trophies:

LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition

Prince of Persia


I have lost many hundreds of hours on some of these games which is a shame and quite annoying.

It must also be annoying if you go to a friends for the weekend taking a few games and the game saves on a memory stick only to find out that the game saves can't be transfered to your mates PS3!

After all it isn't always convenient to carry a PS3 to a friend's house!

Please contact me via eBay messages if you wish to add to the list of games that can or can't be transfered from one PS3 to another via a Usb memory stick or Ethernet Cable and I will update this reference guide.

You are able to transfer game save from your old slim PS3 to the new slim version as long as you have an ethernet cable and two HDMI leads.

I did this recently (May 2011) and it stated that it would take about 1 hour and 17 minutes to transfer all of my game data but in reality took around 3 hours!
Not all the games copied over and it seems to be mainly games that have trophies!!!
Shame that trophies can't be turned off as they aren't any use to me as I don't play my PS3 online.
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