All games and releases in the entire world are categorized as being from the following six regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • Asia
  • South America
  • Australia
  • We consider releases for Mexico to be North American releases.
  • Japan (which is geographically part of Asia), is important enough from a gaming point of view, that we distinguish as its own separate region. Japan is like a video gaming mecca hub of the world, and wouldn't make sense to group it with general Asia releases.
  • No releases that we know of are released for Africa or Antarctica - gamers in those regions of the world are/were required to import games from other regions.
  • Most releases are created for a single region, and will have separate releases created for each region it gets released for. However, there are cases where a single release can be created for multiple regions at the same time (with NO provable differences in packaging or content).
  • For areas of land more specific than these six broad regions, see territories.