How to delete games on a PS4 in 3 different ways, to free up storage space

Games tend to take a lot of space on your PlayStation 4's hard drive.

If your PS4 is getting close to capacity, you may need to remove older games you are no longer interested in playing to make room for new games.

Here's how to do it.

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How to delete games on a PS4 from the library

1. In your game library, navigate to the game you want to delete.

2. With the game selected, press the Options button on the controller.

Choose the game you want to delete and press the Options button.

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3. Select "Delete." Confirm your choice by selecting "OK."

How to delete games on a PS4 from System Storage

While the library is the easiest place to find your games, the System Storage page lets you see how much space each of your games takes up on the hard drive. If you want to delete a really large game to reclaim a lot of space, this is the way to do it.

1. On the home screen, select "Settings."

2. Select "Storage."

You can find all your installed games in the Storage page of Settings.

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3. Select "System Storage" to delete games located on the PS4's internal hard drive. If you have an external drive attached to the PS4, you can choose "Extended Storage" to delete games from there.

4. Select "Applications."

5. You should now see the list of installed games and how much hard drive space each is using. Use the controller to highlight the game you want to delete.

Highlight the game you want to remove, but don't press the Select button.

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6. Press Options on the controller, and then select "Delete."

The Options button lets you delete the highlighted game.

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7. Select the games you want to delete, and then select "Delete." Confirm your decision by selecting "OK."

How to delete your game files on a PS4

When you delete a game, it usually leaves your saved game files and other game settings on the PS4 in case you later reinstall the game. If you're sure you don't want your game files, you can delete them as well.

1. On the home screen, select "Settings."

2. Select "Application Saved Data Management."

Find Application Saved Data Management in Settings.

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3. Select "Saved Data in System Storage."

4. Select "Delete."

5. Choose the game you want to delete.

6. On the Saved Game Data page, choose the game files you want to delete (or choose "Select All").

You can delete individual saved game slots or remove all the game files at once.

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7. Select "Delete" and then confirm your choice by selecting "OK."

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