How to wipe a PS3 Clean for a gift?
This past year I gave away my original generation PS3 to my cousin. We were talking The Last of Us, and he didn't have a system anymore. I told him I had an extra after buying a 500 Gig slim last Christmas mostly because I was running out of space on the old one, and it was getting a little wonky.
So he gets the thing, and it never occurred to me that I had a bunch of content on there. Old DLC I had gotten, Downloadalbe games I had gotten really into for a while, my PSN account even. And game save data too.
Now in his case I don't really mind. I gave him my account password and he was able to check out some of the downloadable games.
This year I'm picking up a PS4 sometime soon. Probably after Christmas, trying to get a deal. And I just finished GTAV, and don't really intend to play anything else. I had considered trading it in, as it plus my games would probably buy a good chunk of my PS4. But I've been in the holiday spirit and decided to find a kid to give it to.
My friends' kids are all 6-8, which to me is just a little too young, especially to appreciate the game collection I'm including. But it occurred to me that I have a friend at work with a kid who's 11. It's perfect for him.
My question is now knowing from my cousin, does anyone know how to wipe a PS3 clean to give it away? I found a system restore, which signed out everything, but the content is still there. Obviously there's someway to do it, because stores are selling used systems with no content.