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Usage[change source]

This template takes a country code or abbreviation as input and outputs a wikilink to the country with the code or abbreviation as the link's text. It supports the typical video game-related abbreviations, NA, JP, EU, EUR, AU, AUS, PAL and INT, as well as all ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes and a smaller number of selected ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes.

The template automatically converts the input to upper case.

Release dates should be provided from primarily English-speaking regions, including North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. If the video game is first released in a non-English country, commonly in Japan, then that should also be stated ... Releases in non-English countries should not be included in the infobox (unless it is first released in a non-English country), but if determined to be necessary to include, can be discussed further in the article's body.

Examples[change source]

Code Output
{{vgrabbrv|NA}} NA
{{vgrabbrv|EU}} EU
{{vgrabbrv|BRA}} BRA
{{vgrabbrv|EUR}} Use EU instead of EUR.
{{vgrabbrv|au}} AU
{{vgrabbrv|aus}} Use AU instead of AUS.
{{vgrabbrv|JP}} JP
{{vgrabbrv|JN}} Use JP instead of JN.
{{vgrabbrv|pal}} PAL
{{vgrabbrv|int}} INT
{{vgrabbrv|uk}} UK
{{vgrabbrv|usa}} USA
{{vgrabbrv|uk}} UK
{{vgrabbrv|?}} ?

Related pages[change source]

  • {{vgrelease}} - the standard template for video game releases.
  • {{vgrelease new}} - similar to the above, but formatted differently.
  • {{vgrtbl}} - video game release date template for sortable tables.