How to Delete Games on PS5

Make room for more games and apps

What to Know

  • From the Home menu, highlight the game you want to delete, press the Options button, then select Delete.
  • If the game doesn't appear on your Home screen, go to Game Library > Installed, then press the Options button and select Delete.
  • To delete PS5 saved game data, go to Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Saved Data (PS5) > Console Storage > Delete.

This article explains how to delete games on a PS5. Instructions apply to the PlayStation 5 Standard and Digital Editions.

How to Delete Games off a PS5 From the Home Screen

Recently played games and apps appear on the PS5 home screen. If the game is available in the Home menu, here's the easiest way to remove it from the console:

  1. On the Home menu, highlight the game you want to delete.

    A game on the PS5 home screen
  2. Press the Options button on the PS5 controller. It's the small button to the right of the touchpad.

    The Options button on the DualSense controller
  3. Select Delete.

    The Delete command on a PS5
  4. Select OK.

    The OK command

How to Uninstall PS5 Games From the Game Library

If the game doesn't show up on the Home screen, you can delete it from your Game Library.

  1. On the Home menu, go to Game Library.

    Game Library on the PS5 home screen
  2. Select the Installed tab.

    The Installed tab in PS5 Game Library
  3. Highlight the game you want to delete and press the Options button on the PS5 controller. It's the small button to the right of the touchpad.

    The Options button on the DualSense controller
  4. Select Delete.

    Some games allow you to delete individual expansion packs and DLC.

    The Delete command
  5. Select OK.

    The OK command

How to Uninstall Games From the PS5 Settings

Another way to delete PS5 games is from the Settings menu.

  1. From the PS5 Home screen, select the Settings gear in the upper-right corner.

    Settings on PS5
  2. Select Storage.

    The Storage heading in PS5 Settings
  3. Select Games and Apps.

    Games and Apps in Storage
  4. Choose which game(s) you want to delete, then select Delete.

    The Delete button on the Games and Apps screen

Why Delete Games From Your PS5?

The PS5 comes with a 1 TB hard drive, but you only have about 660 GB of usable storage. If you download a lot of games and apps, you can quickly run out of room on your console. If you can't download content because your hard drive is full, try deleting some games to free up space.

Alternatively, instead of deleting games, move them to a compatible USB external hard drive. A 2021 PS5 update includes this off-loading ability, which is a great way to free up space. When you're ready to play the game, copy it back to your internal storage. The game will even automatically update if a newer version came out while it was in USB extended storage.

You can also move recorded gameplay videos and some other content to an external device to save space.

How to Redownload Deleted PS5 Games

You can reinstall the games you've purchased digitally without having to purchase them again. From the PS5 Home screen, go to Game Library and select the game you want to reinstall.

How to Delete PS5 Saved Game Data

Deleting a game will not remove the saved data associated with that game. Follow these steps to remove PS5 and PS4 game save data:

  1. From the PS5 Home screen, select the Settings gear in the upper-right corner.

    Settings on PS5
  2. Select Saved Data and Game/App Settings.

    "Saved Data and Game/App Settings" in PS5 settings
  3. Select Saved Data (PS5) or Saved Data (PS4).

    Saved Data options in PS5 settings
  4. Select Console Storage.

    "Console Storage" in Saved Data and Game/App Settings
  5. Select Delete.

    The Delete heading in Console Storage
  6. Select files you want to delete, then select Delete.

    The selection box and delete button
  7. Choose OK to confirm.

    The OK button

If you have a PlayStation Plus membership, you can back up your saved data to the cloud and redownload it whenever you like.

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