The following game software is registered in this database.
Information on the works supported by home video game consoles (*) up till December 2015.
*The registered home game consoles are as follows: “Wii”, “WiiU”, “Xbox”, “Xbox360”, “XboxOne”, Playstation Now”, “Game Gear”, “Gameboy”, “Gameboy Advance”, “Super Nintendo Entertainment System”, “3DOREAL”, “Sega Saturn”, “Dreamcast”, Nintendo 3DS”, “Nintendo DS”, “Nintendo Gamecube”, “Nintendo 64”, “Neo-Geo”, “Neo-Geo CD”, “Neo-Geo Pocket”, “PC-FX”, “PC Engine”, “Nintendo Entertainment System”, “Playstation Portable”, Playstation”, Playstation 2”, Playstation 3”, “Playstation 4”, “Playstation Vita”, “Sega Genesis”, “WonderSwan”.
Information on the arcade game works released during the period from 1972 to 2015.
Information on the softwares supported by “PC-8801” home computers.
|GPIr||Unique ID allocated to each game package. Also, so-called “unreleased titles” and software not released to the public etc. are outside of the purview this database.|
|Game Title||Name of game package. The download version and package version, budget version (The Best version etc.) and standard platform etc. are each allocated different GPIrs, and handled as separate titles.|
|JM (Roman Alphabet)||Name of a work indicated with the Roman alphabet. As indicated in accordance with the format designated by the National Diet Library (JAPAN/MARC), the indication may differ slightly from the standard Roman alphabet indication.
Reference Material: Synopsis of the Roman alphabet indication designated in the National Diet Library’s “JAPAN/MARC MARC21 Format”.
|JM (Japanese Kana)||Name of a work indicated with Japanese katakana. Indicated in accordance with the format designated by the National Diet Library (JAPAN/MARC).
Reference Material: Synopsis written in Japanese katakana in the National Diet Library’s “JAPAN/MARC MARC21 Format”.
The title information which is not simply indicated with the Roman alphabet in its reading. The basic input rules are as follows.
|Platform||Information on game hardwares and online platforms.
E.g.: “Nintendo Entertainment System”, “Sega Saturn”, “Playstation Now”.
|Release Date||Information on release date.|
|Developer||The name of the company which developed the game title.|
|Publisher||The name of the company which provides development capital and advertise for the relevant game, manages the copyright of the game. In cases where there are differences between the data based on materials presented at the time of the game title’s release, and information published in the most recent websites etc. due to merger, bankruptcy or change of company name by publishers, the information at the time of release is in principle used.|
|Brand||The brand name used at the release of the relevant game title. There may be instances where a publisher may release such game title with its own unique brand name, or two or more companies may be in collaboration to release it under a single brand.|
|Rating||Information relating to age limit for game playing. The Media Art Database (development version) shows classifications with the following symbols. “A (for all ages)”, “B (12 and over)”, “C (15 and over)”, “D (17 and over)”, “Z (18 and over)”. The classifications are indicated on console games released after the beginning of operation of the rating system through CERO (October 1, 2002). The classifications for console games released during the period from October 1, 2002 to March 1, 2006 are based on the materials available, while those for console games released after March 1, 2006 are in accordance with the revised rating system of CERO.|
|Minimum No. of Players||Minimum no. of players for offline play.|
|Maximum No. of Players||Maximum no. of players for offline play. For titles which can only be played online, no input will be entered in this field.|
|Price (Value)||Recommended retail price at time of release. For items provided free of charge (primarily including free-to-play games), “0” is entered into the relevant price field, and after entering the unit of currency, “-” is entered in under tax.|
|Price (Unit)||Price unit such as yen and Microsoft Point, etc.|
|Price (incl./excl. tax)||Price including/excluding tax. As a general rule, the tax inclusive price is in accordance with the consumption tax rate at the time of release.|
|Media||Information on data storage media. E.g.: ROM cartridge, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM. A downloadable content is designated “Download”.|
|Media Capacity||Game software capacity.|
|Media Capacity Unit||Unit of media capacity.|
|Peripheral Equipment||Information on designated peripheral devices. In addition to items mentioned in materials, devices which can connect to the game console are also noted, as a part of included items.|
|Required Specifications||Information on devices necessary for playing. E.g.: Nintendo Entertainment System Disc System|
|Recommended Specifications||Information on recommended specifications for peripheral devices etc. specified by manufacturers.|
|Copyright Information||Information on copyright details.|
|Reference Materials||Information on reference materials used for information input.|
|Genre||An indication of a genre described in each material to be a source of information for input. Note that a game genre may not clearly defined, or the same game title may have a different description depending on the reference materials.|
|URL||Information on URLs referred to.|
|Comments/Other||Information which should be noted, or should be made public.|