Files with pup extension can be most often encountered as firmware updates for Sony PlayStation 3 and Playstation 4 gaming console.

There is one other file type using
the PUP file extension!

empty icon.pup - Puppy Linux DotPup installer package

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Software that open pup file

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PUP file extension - Sony PlayStation update

What is pup file? How to open pup files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

pup file icon: pup filetype icon

File extension pup is most likely best known for its use in Sony Playstation 3 and Sony Playstation 4 video gaming consoles.

A .pup file stores updates and patches for Playstation system software, an operating system for Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 based on FreeBSD.

Update file can be installed in the Playstation with portable storage device, such as hard drive, memory stick etc.

The default name of the firmware update pup file is:


Updated: November 9, 2023

The default software associated to open pup file:

Sony PlayStation 4 icon

Sony Corporation logoSony PlayStation 4  Other operating systems or devices software

Company or developer:
Sony Corporation

Sony PlayStation 4 is video game console from Sony. A successor to the PlayStation 3 launched on 15 November 2013. It is one from the eighth generation of video game consoles.

Sony PlayStation 3 icon

Sony Corporation logoSony PlayStation 3  Other operating systems or devices software

Company or developer:
Sony Corporation

Sony PlayStation 3 is a part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. It was first released on November 11, 2006. With the PlayStation 3 160GB system, you get free PlayStation Network membership, built-in Wi-Fi and 160GB of hard disk drive storage for games, music, videos and photos.

Help how to open:

Use PS3 PUP Extractor, or Red-EyeX32 - Playstation 4 PUP Extractor to extract data from the *.pup update files.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert *.pup files to other formats.

Related links:

Sony PlayStation system updates

Sony PlayStaion update guide

List of software applications associated to the .pup file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pup file, edit pup file, convert pup file, view pup file, play pup file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pup files.

Applications that extract pup file - Sony PlayStation update

Programs supporting the exension pup on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for extract pup file action.

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