.NSP File Extension

Nintendo Submission Package

NSP files are Nintendo Switch game packages. They store files like the game ROM, icon, updates and metadata. NSP files install games and apps on the Switch. They are like XCI files. The SX OS custom...

General Information

Title NSP File Extension
Extension .nsp
Full Form Nintendo Submission Package
File Type Game Package File
Developer Nintendo
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store game data
Additional Functions Update data, DLC content
Features Encrypted, Signed

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable No

Use Cases

Console Gaming Yes
Game Distribution Yes
Software Testing Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Piracy, Malware
Best Practices Legal use, Secure sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2017
Latest Version Varies by game

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .xci, .nro, .nso

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Yuzu Free Windows, Linux, macOS
Ryujinx Free Windows, Linux, macOS
Nintendo Switch Proprietary Device Horizon OS