NTSC (named after the National Television System Committee, informally known as "Never The Same Color") was an analogue television encoding system used primarily in North America and Japan. While it has been made obsolete by the use of HDTV and digital component encoding (the current standard being ATSC), the term survives as a colloquial reference to the version of games and other televisual media released in the former NTSC regions.
 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:
- Peach's dash attack is more powerful in the NTSC versions of the game
- The Home Run Contest Platform is larger than in other versions.
 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.