.XCI File Extension

Switch Game Cartridge Dump

An XCI file contains a Nintendo Switch game backup. It is extracted from a Switch storage card. The file can play on the Switch using custom firmware called SX OS. SX OS boots on a Switch with the Xec...

General Information

Title XCI File Extension
Extension .xci
Full Form Switch Game Cartridge Dump
File Type Game Backup File
Developer Various
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store game data
Additional Functions Game emulation, backup
Features Encrypted, Read-only

File Characteristics

Quality High (lossless)
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable No (Encrypted)

Use Cases

Game Backup Yes
Emulation Yes
Data Preservation Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Piracy, Legal issues
Best Practices Legal usage, Secure storage

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2017 (Switch release)
Latest Version Ongoing updates

Associated Types

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