ESRB Ratings Breakdown for 2009

February 2, 2010 at 6:47am
Since M-rated games tend to get a good amount of attention in the media, it's easy for a parent to mistakenly think that most games contain violence and other mature content. However, the reality is that for the last two years about 6 in 10 ratings assigned by ESRB were for games rated E for Everyone (ages 6+) while only 6% were rated M for Mature. In fact, three quarters of the ratings we assigned last year were for games that are appropriate for those under the age of 13, so there's a huge variety of games available for players of all ages.