Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

March 16, 2011 -

According to data from U.S. games rating board ESRB, only about five percent of all the games released during 2010 were rated "M" for Mature. This is in stark contrast to what lawmakers and the mainstream media would have the American public believe. In their minds, most games are rated "M" and are packed with sex, violence, and depravity.

That's about 82 titles out of 1,638 released in 2010. Mature rated games came in second to last in front of EC (Early Childhood), accounting for about one percent of 2010's releases. The "E" for Everyone rating took the top spot with 55 percent of all releases, followed by T (Teen) with 21 percent, and E10+ (Everyone 10+) with 18 percent. While some might argue that "Mature" rated games are more prominent because they sell better, 2010's top sellers were split evenly between E rated games and M rated games. That means that for every Black Ops game on the charts there's a Madden NFL 11 or Wii Fit Plus right alongside it.

Source: The Escapist

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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

True. But you do have to account which sell better. Black Ops just made best-seller last year.

Not that I'm on the anti-gamer side; I just need the stats and NPD sales reports. Let's shove those down the pundits' throats!

Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

From what I've seen, the top 10 were split pretty much down the middle with E being a majority. I think there were 1 or  2 T titles in there.

Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

Well, in that case, I think Super Mario Galaxy also made as best selling game a few years ago.

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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

"Mature rated gamesd came in second behind EC (Early Childhood)"

You mean second from last, not second.

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That depends on if the glasss is half empty or half full.

GPs wording is correct if by first you mena, the rating category with the least amount of games. Then yes M is second.

Many statistics use negative phrasing to bring their point home. Such as 1st in the nation for divorce rates translates to has the most divorces of any state.

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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

I wonder what % of movies overall XXX accounted for in the same time frame?

I get sick of the bashing on video games for 'sex and violence' while it doesn't even come close to some of the stuff on TV.

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Don't you mean unrated? XXX movies actually DO have laws keeping them away from minors.

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Ya but normal US TV is pretty censored I eman you get an R for smoking but a PG13 for bare butts..... oh the horror of TV :P


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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

TV doesn't get an R or a PG13.  Those are movie ratings.  And no, smoking by itself will not guarantee your movie an R.

 

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TV has like ratings, and smoking can get an R more than non sexual nudity dose. Anyway I am having fun with loose generalizations, shoo shoo!! :P


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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

These aren't loose generalizations, they're just flat out wrong.

 

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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

Humor...you no haz it.


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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

Jokes... you haven't made any.

 

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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

Ah hah! you do have hmor after all! :P


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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

Unfortunately the XXX comparison is moot, because there are laws preventing kids from buying XXX movies.

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Ya but whatabut the XXX stuff thats listed as NC17 like saw and such? *hides*


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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

Don't know what else you're talking about but Saw isn't XXX or NC17.  It's R (although it does have an unrated cut).

 

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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

Uhg...talk about not getting it, 1.Torture porn, 2. "unrated" = NC17.


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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

No. XXX is rated PG-13. I love Vin Diesel.


Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

Torture porn does not mean XXX and Unrated does not equal NC17.  It equals unrated.  Regardless, there's no law against selling NC17 or unrated titles.

 

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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

Ya know...you are a straight man looking for the right punch line to send you rolling on the floor. >>


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Re: Only 5 Percent of Games Released in 2010 Rated M

"Your facts are getting in the way of my career, shut up damnit!" a quote just taken from all politicians.


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