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Often abbreviated as CERO, the organization was founded in 2002 as a non-profit and provides ratings for games released in Japan. Similar to the ESRB, games are submitted by game publishers for review by an impartial panel of raters.
Games are rated both on age and content. The system was overhauled in 2006 with the original 4 separate age ratings being replaced by 5 new ratings.
All Ages became A.
12 and older became B.
15 and older became C.
18 and older became D and Z.
Each of the present age ratings is given a corresponding representative colour. displayed on the spine of game boxes. The age ratings system at present is as follows:
Three additional ratings are available for specific circumstances. They are represented as follows.
|CERO Regulations Compatible|
For trial versions of games.
For games that are being promoted but have yet to be reviewed.
Content icons are also included on game packaging to illustrate what factors influenced a game's age rating. They are represented as follows.
Controlled substances (drugs)
Language and others