Correct console nomenclature
Hey guys and gals!
This one is for the more academic types out there.
I'm currently building an extensive and exhaustive database of best games ever made. I'm going full-professional on this one and am currently at odds with the console nomenclature.
I'll give an example.
Being a European, I always referred to the Sega Genesis as "Mega Drive" - its original Japanese name. However, I referred to the Famicom as the NES, just like in the U.S.
Other examples include the Atari 2600 / VCS, the PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 and obviously the Super Famicom / SNES and the Sega / Mega CD.
My question is, what naming convention would you guys use? Refer to each system by their original name? Or their more common / western name? Or would you use both to distinguish Japanese/US/European-exclusive games?
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@MrSkyle Probably use both. Be easier that way.
You'd end up having more entries, but only use the alternate name for games released in that region.
Addams Family Values - Mega Drive EU
The Addams Family - Genesis US