The National Television System Committe (Or NTSC for short, and informally known as "Never The Same Color" from most Video Professionals and TV Engineers) was an analog television encoding system used primarily in North America, Japan, and parts of South America (except Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and the French Guinna.). While it has been made obsolete by the use of HDTV and digital component encoding (the current standard being ATSC, although other countries like Japan switch to ISDB), the term survives as a colloquial reference to the version of games and other televisual media released in the former NTSC regions. Unlike PAL, NTSC has an larger frame rate at 60i or 30p, and many call NTSC inferior on color accuracy and consistency.
 Regional differences
 Regional variations
Most of the differences between the NTSC and PAL versions of the Super Smash Bros. games are related to the later release of the latter, allowing for bugs to be patched and other changes to be made. Some of these changes include:
 Region coding
In an attempt to maintain the integrity of release dates that differ between continents, most DVDs and video games have region specific codes that allow them to only be played on consoles made in certain regions without hacking. Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, like all Nintendo GameCube and Wii games, are region specific.
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