Release Dates and Regions

  • I’ve noticed that there are no regions associated with release dates. Do these tend to be US release dates, or does it vary? An example of where there is some problematic data is the game Heavenly Sword for the PlayStation 3. It is listed as published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, but it has the US release date. Should there be separate listings for a game in each region, or should multiple release dates (identified by region) be allowed for each game? There is also a related box art issue where there are regional differences in box art, but only one is stored with each game.

  • Region handling is an important and tricky question. I’m sure the debate rages on.

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