ESRB Lauds Retailers' Performance In M-Rated Game Report

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has responded to a Federal Trade Commission report that video game retailers do a good job of observing the M-rating on video games and refusing their sale to minors.

"We are extremely pleased to see the Federal Trade Commission confirm not only that the video game industry continues to have the highest rate of enforcement at retail, but that it continues to climb higher than before," the ESRB said in a statement. "The strong support that the ESRB ratings have enjoyed from retailers is crucial, underscoring their firm commitment to selling video games responsibly."

The FTC's undercover buy operation found teens were able to buy M-rated games in 13 per cent of instances, versus 36 per cent of teens getting into R-rated films or buying them on DVD, and 60 percent of teens buying music with a lyrics advisory warning.


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    Oh wow can we do something like that here? I would love to see who is breaking the law by doing it here. I'm sure its at LEAST as high if not higher.

    But either way, clearly 13% of American children are violent deviants. Right? That's a position backed up by science, correct?

      Actually this was done last year sometime:

      http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/games/declare-game-over-on-video-violence-degrading-our-kids-20100313-q539.html

      Although it's not in this web version, the only store to not sell this kid the MA15+ game was the EB Games store. They hit JBHi-Fi, Game, Myers, Dick Smith and another retailer I can't think of at the moment.

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