M-rated games share declining

Posted on Sunday, Feb 10 2008 @ 07:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) reports it has never been easier to find "family friendly" games:
“The ESRB also had the biggest year ever in 2007, having assigned 1,563 ratings, a 22% increase over the prior year. And, as you'll see below, 94% of the ratings we assigned were for games appropriate for ages 13 or younger. It's never been easier to find family-friendly games that everyone can play together.

“While a handful of M-rated titles tend to garner a majority of media attention, the E (Everyone 6+) rating category continues to dominate. The E category saw the largest increase over last year, accounting for nearly 60% of ratings assigned overall.

“The M (Mature 17+) category represented 6% of the overall ratings assigned, down from 8% in 2006 and 12% in 2005.

“The E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) and T (Teen 13+) categories accounted for 15% and 20% respectively.”


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