Template:Video game release

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This template is used in conjunction with {{Infobox video game}} to summarize release date information for computer or video game articles.

Syntax[change source]

Using named parameters[change source]

The following parameters may be specified to display release dates for multiple regions in a single call (however, the order is always defined as below and cannot be changed manually in a single call):

JP=date
Japanese region release
NA=date
North American region release
PAL=date
PAL region release (or, if they differ: EU=date: European release, AUS=date: Australasian (Australia and New Zealand) release)
WW=date
World-wide release (in contrast to the International version, this is where the title is available for multiple regions simultaneously, occurs often for digitally distributed titles)
INT=date
International version release (this is not a synonym for World-wide: See link to ensure you know what an International version is)

Regional release dates should be listed in chronological order, which the editor has to use separate calls for if they do not follow the order above.

Use {{Start date}} for the earliest of the dates only.

Alternate syntax[change source]

Using two parameters {{Video game release | [[region]] | date }}

region
Wikilinked region name. For brevity, should be formatted as a piped link, e.g. [[Japan|JPN]]'.
  • It is also possible to combine multiple regions in this parameter, for release dates which are the same between several regions -- e.g. [[Europe|EU]] / [[North America|NA]]
date
Release date (should not be wikilinked). Use {{Start date}} for the earliest of the dates only.

Using three parameters (for backwards compatibility) {{Video game release | region | ID | date }}

region | ID
Name and abbreviation for the region (Japan, North America, etc.) to which the release date applies. This is essentially the same format as a piped link, minus the surrounding brackets.
date
Release date (should not be wikilinked). Use {{Start date}} for the earliest of the dates only.

Examples[change source]

'''Super Nintendo Entertainment System'''<br />
{{Video game release|JP={{Start date|1995|03|11}}|NA=August 22, 1995}}
'''PlayStation'''<br />
{{Video game release|JP={{Start date|1999|11|2}}|NA=June 29, 2001}}
'''Nintendo DS'''<br />
{{Video game release|NA={{Start date|2008|11|25}}|JP=November 27, 2008|PAL=Early 2009}}
{{Video game release|WW={{Start date|2008|11|25}}}} (For Worldwide release dates)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
PlayStation
Nintendo DS

'''Famicom'''<br />
{{Video game release|JP={{Start date|1988|12|17}}}}
'''PlayStation Portable'''<br />
{{Video game release|JP={{Start date|2007|06|07}}|NA=July 2, 2007|EU=February 8, 2008}}

Famicom
PlayStation Portable

See also[change source]

  • {{vgrtbl}} — for use in sortable tables.
  • {{vgrtbl-bl}} — for use in sortable tables and with bullets.
  • {{vgrtbl-tx}} — for use in sortable tables, with bullets, and for plain text not dates.
  • {{vgrelease new}} — an enhanced version of this template.