Can you transfer a profile between PS3s?
I have just bought my own PS3, after using my brothers for the last few months. I was wondering if I could copy/transfer my profile and saved game data from his PS3 to my new one and if so how to go about doing it. Also, would it have any effect to his PS3 as he has only agreed to let me try it if I know what I'm doing. Can this wipe his PS3? Can I copy my profile and saved data to my PS3? I haven't backed any of it up but both PS3s are fully working.
You have a couple of options:
Create a backup of your brother's PS3 using the Backup Utility and restore the same backup on your new PS3. This won't wipe any data off your brother's PS3 and will transfer most of the data on your PS3, excluding some data (like copy-protected saves and media). This will copy both your profiles to your new system, but you can delete your brother's data afterwards.
Copy just the saves. On you brother's PS3, plug a storage device like a thumb-drive, go to your profile and open the Game Save Utility under the Game category. You can choose to copy individual saves or all the saves at once to your storage device, then plug it into your new machine and copy them to your local profile. Please note that you should probably log to the same PSN account you've used on your brother's machine (if you had one) or otherwise the saves may be unusable. Again, copy-protected saves may not be available to transfer.