Abbreviations

These are the most common abbreviations used when referring to video games.

Genres

FPS
First-person shooter

TPS
Third-person shooter

RPG
Role-playing game

RTS
Real-time strategy

MMORPG
Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

MMOG
Massively multiplayer online game

Game Systems

GB
Game Boy

GBP
Game Boy Pocket

GBC
Game Boy Color

GBA
Game Boy Advance

GBA SP
Game Boy Advance SP

GBM
Game Boy Micro

NDS/DS
Nintendo dual-screen

NES
Nintendo Entertainment System

SNES
Super Nintendo Entertainment System

N64
Nintendo 64

GCN
GameCube

PS
PlayStation

PS2
PlayStation 2

PS3
PlayStation 3

PSP
PlayStation Portable

X360/360
Xbox 360

Companies

SCE
Sony Computer Entertainment
—A: America
—E: Europe

SE
Square Enix [Also referred to as “Squenix” or “Square”]

Regions

NA
North America

J
Japan

E
Europe

Other

PSN
PlayStation Network

UMD
Universal Media Disc

XBLA
Xbox Live Arcade

August 11, 2011 |