You delete it and if you want to play the game again, it will just reinstall it. Your trophies are linked to your PSN. And your saves are a separate file.
The game utility data file for the selected game will be removed. If you try to play the game again, you will be prompted to reinstall this game data utility file. The reinstallation process may take a few minutes.
How do I delete saved games on a PS3 (Playstation 3)? To delete games from your Playstation 3 hard drive, start your PS3 without a hard drive; In the XMB, under Game, navigate to the Saved Game Utility option to find the game you want to delete and use the pound key to delete saved game files.
The Game Data Utility only saves game installation files and update files. There are many PS3 games that simply do not require installation or patching and therefore do not appear in the Game Data Utility folder at all.
Saved data for PlayStation®3 format software is stored in system storage. The data is displayed under (Saved Data Utility (PS3™)).
Installing and Deleting Downloads
To install a downloaded game, select its installer from the main menu and press “X”. To delete the game, highlight it in the PlayStation 3 folder in the Games menu, press triangle and choose Delete. You can download and install the game again later without a having to pay a second time .
From the PS3 home screen, navigate to Settings > system settings. Choose Backup Utility. You will see three options: backup, restore and delete backup data. Select Restore.
During gameplay, press the PS button on the wireless controller, then select [Reset Game] on the displayed screen.
It may seem obvious, but one of the most common reasons a console fails to read a disc is disc damage. Check both sides of your disc to make sure it’s not scratched or damaged, then gently clean your disc with a microfiber cloth.
No, you cannot copy the game to the PS3. You need the physical disc in the drive for the game to play. Games install some data on the hard drive, but the disc is required to play the game.
Physical disc versions of PS2 and PS3 games are not backward compatible with the PS5, although this may change with future news from Sony Interactive. However, PlayStation Now or PS Now will work with the PS5.