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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

    Using named parameters

    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 release dates.
    NA=date
    North American release dates.
    PAL=date
    PAL region release dates.
    EU=date
    European release dates, if different from AUS.
    UK=date
    United Kingdom release dates, if different from EU.
    AUS=date
    for Australasian release dates, if different from EU.
    WW=date
    Worldwide release dates, for digitally distributed titles available to all regions at once (e.g. Steam).

    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.

    Alternate syntax

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

    region
    Wikilinked region name. For brevity, should be formatted as a piped link, e.g. [[Japan|JP]].
    • 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).

    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).

    Examples

    '''Super Nintendo Entertainment System'''
    {{Video game release|JP=March 11, 1995|NA=August 22, 1995}}
    '''PlayStation'''
    {{Video game release|JP=November 2, 1999|NA=June 29, 2001}}
    '''Nintendo DS'''
    {{Video game release|NA=November 27, 2008|JP=November 27, 2008|PAL=Early 2009|WW=November 25, 2008}}
    

    Super Nintendo Entertainment System

    • JP: March 11, 1995
    • NA: August 22, 1995

    PlayStation

    • JP: November 2, 1999
    • NA: June 29, 2001

    Nintendo DS

    • JP: November 27, 2008
    • NA: November 27, 2008
    • PAL: Early 2009
    • WW: November 25, 2008
    '''Famicom'''
    {{Video game release|JP=December 17, 1988}}
    '''PlayStation Portable'''
    {{Video game release|JP=June 7, 2007|NA=July 2, 2007|EU=February 8, 2008}}
    

    Famicom

    • JP: December 17, 1988

    PlayStation Portable

    • JP: June 7, 2007
    • NA: July 2, 2007
    • EU: February 8, 2008

    Aliases

    See also

    • {{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.
    • {{Video game release new}} – an enhanced version of this template.