There are 3 file types use the .XA file extension:
1. PlayStation Audio File
Audio file used by PlayStation games; stores background music and other sounds used for playback during gameplay; can be converted to more common audio file types, such as .WAV files.
Updated: December 10, 2009
2. GEAR CD/DVD Disc Image
CD or DVD disc image created by GEAR disc burning software
Updated: May 28, 2021
3. The Sims Audio File
Audio file used by The Sims, a game where players build and simulate cities; contains music or other sounds for the game; commonly stored within The Sims archive files (.FAR files).
XA files can be used to modify The Sims audio with custom sounds. However, these modifications are not supported by Electronic Arts.
Updated: July 23, 2014