Nintendo of Europe coloured triangles

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Since the late 80s, Nintendo used in Europe a "colored triangles" system for licensed video games appearing within Europe. These triangles can be found on the spine of the manuals for NES (games released from late 80s), SNES, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. With the Nintendo of Europe established, EU-PAL products have been sold also outside the Europe, in Africa and parts of Asia (Middle East, Russia, CIS and Afghanistan). After 2002 release of the Nintendo GameCube, NoE has adopted these triangles in the video game box, and currently apply to all GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and Nintendo Switch software. There are over 49 different colors. It is worth noting that the color doesn't indicate the country in which the game is sold, but the language of the copy (with only a few exceptions), therefore, several different triangles can be found in one country.

Color Name Language(s) Notes
TriangleCover.svg EUR DE, ES, FR, IT, NL
TriangleCover.svg EUR DE, EN, ES, FR, IT
TriangleCover.svg EUR DE, EN, ES, FR
TriangleCover.svg EUR EN, ES, IT
TriangleCover.svg EUR DE, EN, FR
TriangleCover.svg EUR1T2 EN
TriangleCover.svg EXP EN
TriangleCover.svg UXP EN "Not for sale/supply/distribution in the UK"
TriangleCover.svg EUU EN, NL
TriangleCover.svg EUU DE, IT
"Yellow" NEU5 DE, EN, ES, FR, NL
"Aqua" FHUG DE, EN, FR, NL
"Crimson" DE, FR, NL To be confirmed
TriangleCover.svg UKV EN
TriangleCover.svg NOE DE
TriangleCover.svg FRA FR Games published by Nintendo
TriangleCover.svg FRA FR Games published by third parties
TriangleCover.svg FAH FR, NL
TriangleCover.svg HOL NL
"Pink" HUG EN, NL
TriangleCover.svg ESP ES
TriangleCover.svg POR PT
TriangleCover.svg PORT PT
TriangleCover.svg EAP ES, PT
TriangleCover.svg ITA IT
"Yellow-green" SCN DK, EN, NO, SV To be confirmed
TriangleCover.svg SCN DK, FI, NO, SV
TriangleCover.svg SCN EN
TriangleCover.svg SWE SV
TriangleCover.svg SWD DK, SV
TriangleCover.svg SWF FI, SV Finnish before Swedish, presumably for Finnish market
TriangleCover.svg AUS EN Australia and New Zeland. No longer used on spine (it was replaced by OFLC rating images) but still visible on back of box.
"Very light orange" EUB EN, FR, PT
"Very light pink" HAU EN, LU
TriangleCover.svg GAU EN, GR

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