Why are games rated M?

Why are games rated M?

An “M” (Mature) rated game is a game rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) as having “content suitable for persons 17 and older.” This content may include graphic violence and blood, language, and sexual content. This obviously means they are not old or mature enough for the game.

What game rating is above M?

Mature –
Mature – Games marked M are for people 17 and older. They usually have very violent or gory content, strong language and possible nudity. Adults Only – Games with the AO mark are not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

What percent of video games are rated M?

Distribution computer and video game releases in the United States in 2020, by rating

Characteristic Share of games
E (Everyone) 49%
E10+ (Everyone 10+) 16%
T (Teen 13+) 21%
M (Mature 17+) 14%

What is the rating scale for video games?

The ESRB rates video games on a six-point rating scale, from “early childhood” to “adult only.” While the rating system suggests the appropriateness of each game, it does not prohibit minors from purchasing a video game with an “adults only” rating.

Why is rated M 17?

Titles rated M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.

What does M rating mean?

Films and computer games classified M (Mature) contain content of a moderate impact. M-rated films and computer games are not recommended for children under the age of 15. They include portrayals of elements such as violence and themes that require a mature outlook.

What game rating sells the most?

Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), 2021 Year-to-Date

Rank Rank Last Month Title
1 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
2 2 Resident Evil: Village
3 3 MLB: The Show 21^
4 4 Super Mario 3D World*

Why should video games not have ratings?

The lack of regard for the age ratings on video games can only lead to the desensitisation of children to violence and death, making it all the more likely for them to engage in the deviant behaviour they are exposed to from far too young an age.

What does T Rated mean?

Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.

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