Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ESRB ratings brake down

someone should show this to fox news with all the crying they do u would like every game ever made was rated M




The Entertainment Software Rating Board has just posted the ratings breakdown of games published in 2010. As you can see in the chart above, a little more than half of all games received the all-ages rating, while games rated E10+ and teen were fairly even at around 20% each.

Games rated mature only made up 5% of all games released this past year, a statistic which may surprise you. With how much drama is drummed up in the media, you would think that most games were hyper-macho bloodsports filled with enough raw sexual energy to make even Dr. Ruth bow her head in shame. In reality, those games are but a drop in the pond.

I personally am not surprised. Mature games have never taken up a large slice of the pie. There was a peak in 2004 and 2005, during which 12% of all published games were rated M, and after which the percentage kept declining. What does surprise me is how M-rated games are able to gather the lion's share of consumer and enthusiast press awareness despite their relative rarity.

http://www.destructoid.com/very-few-games-are-m-rated-but-they-take-all-the-glory-196480.phtml

17 comments:

  1. wow thanks a lot for sharing the information!

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  2. I saw this around the web earlier; still blows my mind that media get so involved.

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  3. good post on ESRB. i swore there were more M games, guess its just the great games that are "M" that i see so often it makes me seem like i see a ton.

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  4. early childhood :D .. that's right

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  5. Haha wow the media was put in its place.

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  6. Excellent post! I hate how everyone bags on Mature games and say they are bad for kids. But in reality, it is the parents fault for either buying their young child a mature game or just them, themselves playing it around their child.

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  7. It feels like there are more than 5% of the games that are rated M

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  8. I haven't heard as much of a fuss about videogames since things like GTA 3 came out. maybe it's just cause i'm old enough to buy them and idgaf

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  9. I think these are good idea being a young parent myself.

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  10. I think that the mature games get a lot more publicity, so they make more noise and ppl think that theres only those types of games.

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  11. Not all that arsed about the ratings, the graphic and choice of colours is lovely though man! Who produced it?

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  12. It is a very nice point, although I personally believe ESRB is full of themselves for "rating" other peoples work for who they can sell it to.

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  13. Its a very good point, I hate how everyone thinks that games are all mature when its almost rare for a mature game to be released. Most games now a days are "Hello Kitty Island Adventure" or some sort of pet or cooking game.

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  14. fox new's is is just way to christian.they got all but hurt about the baby slaying in dante's inferno
    was the last game rant i heard from them

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  15. i just don't understand what people are thinking, they're video games, not a scapegoat to get you out of a murder trial.

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  16. hmm this is interesting. and your point is definitely valid about the media coverage

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