Sony logo with Playstation controllerSource: Nick Sutrich / Android Central

When it comes to getting a refund for a digital game on PS4 or PS5, your mileage may vary. Technically, you won't be given a refund on a digital game that you've already downloaded or played unless the content is faulty. This is usually up to PlayStation Support's discretion — and whether or not the game is riddled with bugs. Still, if you've purchased a game and find that you don't want it, you have up to 14 days to request a refund. Here's a quick way to learn how to refund a PS4 game and even a new PS5 release.

How to request a refund on a PS4 or PS5 game

  1. Go to playstation.com/en-us/support/store/ps-store-refund-request/.
  2. Click on Refund Chatbot that is highlighted on the page.

    Refund Chatpot PsnSource: Android Central

  3. In the window that opens up, select Refund Request.

    Refund Request PsnSource: Android Central

  4. Select I'm Ready.

    Refund Request Im Ready PsnSource: Android Central

  5. If you qualify for a refund after answering seven questions regarding what you're looking to refund and the account which was charged, you'll be redirected to an actual support agent.
  6. Take note of the Support ID you are given.

    Refund Request Support IdSource: Android Central

  7. Select Next.
  8. Select Yes when asked if you'd like to speak to a live agent.

    Refund Chatpot Live AgentSource: Android Central

  9. At this point, the agent will determine whether you get a refund or not.

Make sure to have your information ready, including your PSN ID, email address associated with the account, date of birth, and the name of the game you'd like refunded. If you cannot get refunded directly to the payment method you used to purchase the game, you will instead be given PSN store credit in your wallet. Sony's refund policy received a bit of a facelift when the company barred other online retailers from selling digital game codes, making PlayStation the only storefront to sell digital games on PS4 and PS5.

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Using a PlayStation Store gift card is a convenient way to make your digital purchases without needing to worry about what goes on your credit card. Money from a gift card that was used to buy a refunded game will go straight into your PSN wallet.

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