The File Extensions Database


.NSP File Extension

What is an .NSP file?

.NSP is Nintendo Switch Package

An NSP file is a game package used by the Nintendo Switch console and Switch emulators, such as Yuzu or Ryujinx. It stores multiple files, which may include the game ROM, .JPG game icon, game updates, and game metadata. NSP files are typically used for storing backup dumps of Switch games and are similar to .XCI files.

NSP files can be played on a Nintendo Switch using SX OS, which can be booted on to a Switch console using the Xecuter SX Pro tool. The SX OS is custom firmware that allows you to play Nintendo Switch Homebrew and NSP files.

Programs that open Nintendo Switch Package
Windows
yuzu
Ryujinx
Mac
yuzu
Ryujinx
Linux
yuzu
Ryujinx

How to solve problems with NSP files

  • Associate the NSP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any NSP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.NSP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the NSP file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .NSP is Nintendo Switch Package. Because only the current version supports the latest NSP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .NSP is Nintendo Switch Package update.
  • To make sure that your NSP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.
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