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  1. Bliss

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    Wow i found this to be VERY interesting...here is the ESRB rating for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft

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  2. largedarry

    largedarry Waiting For Tomorrow

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    Thanks for the info, awesome pie charts.

    I kinda guessed about the larger distribution of T games for sony and crapsoft, but I can't believe there are so many M games for PS3 :yikes: .
     
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    Thanks very much for sharing

    I think nintendo produces just games for everyone but microsoft and sony produces mature games most of them are violent ones :).
     
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    Interesting.
    However, my question is, does Mature mean better. Is there any correlation between the quality of the game and the rating? I know it's a subjective question, but the "hardcore" gamers seem to think that having many "M" rated games is preferable.

    Also, since Nintendo openly markets the Wii to all ages, then wouldn't it make sense that they would prefer games that would appeal to the larger broader market.
     
  5. SensesFail

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    neat! i love pie. lol

    cool charts though, yeah i think theres only like 4 or 5 at most M games for DS
     
  6. Bliss

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    no mature doesnt mean better...but when all u seen are cartoon characters running around u kind of get bored of it and want something that is gonna suite u better
     
  7. largedarry

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    Most of the best games are rated T (this is my own personal opinion). I just find that T games are graphic enough to be immersive, but not so outragous that I'm almost offended.
     
  8. Budo

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    More choices are always better when it comes to entertainment, IMO.
     
  9. paintba||er

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    Why is it interesting.....it seems to be exactly what you would expect......


    No, it kinda suggests the opposite. Sony and M$ have a fair amount of games from all ratings, Nintendo is primarily E. Unfortunately pie charts don't show everything. The E games on the PS3 and 360 generally aren't very good, and don't sell well. :/
     
  10. CantGetAWii

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    Galaxy is rated E.
    Don't really see a bunch of cartoon characters running around there.

    Not all E games have cartoon characters, a lot of them do but not all.
     
  11. Bliss

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    you would expect a roughly 15% mature game ratio from nintendo??? not me
     
  12. Bliss

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    HOLY SH|T...I SAID YOU CAN GET BORED OF SEEIN CARTOON CHARACTERS...i NEVER said all E games are that way
     
  13. paintba||er

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    Umm.....where the hell did you get that number? According to the link you gave, the Nintendo console with the highest percentage of M rated games is the GC, which only has 7.5% of it's games rated M. The Wii comes in with a measly 3.2%.
     
  14. Bliss

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    OMG big deal i got the numbers wrong..numbers still low no matter wat.. but still u didnt answer wat i said...would u want the ratio that low?????????
     
  15. CantGetAWii

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    HOLY CAP LOCKS.

    Oh fixed it, sorry about that, and no need for the language there bud.
    I was simply stating not all E games have cartoon characters.

    But also, if all your seeing is cartoon characters, your playing the wrong games.
    Your little pie chart for the Wii shows a decent amount of T games as well as some M games. Its not like your forced to played Barnyard and Cars all the time.

    And if the Wii's selection is that bad for your taste buy another console then.
    Personally I find the selection good, and find myself playing good games every day.

    Again this isn't entirely directed at you, but other Wii owners as well who seem to complain from time to time.
     
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    That isn't what you asked. You asked if I would expect that. I wouldn't expect 15%, thats too high for something from Nintendo. I did expect the ratio to be that low. It isn't extremely surprising that Nintendo consoles don't have M rated games. I would prefer that the ratio was higher, but that doesn't look like its going to change anytime soon.
     
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    Gamasutra, also known as Gamedeveloper Magazine publishes the most accurate info on the game industry. It's a great place to learn the top 20 all time highest selling games. Enjoy guys.

    1. Mario (Nintendo): 193 million
    2. Pokemon (Nintendo): 155 million
    3. Final Fantasy (Square Enix): 68 million
    4. Madden NFL (Electronic Arts): 56 million
    5. The Sims (Maxis/Electronic Arts): 54 million
    6. Grand Theft Auto (Rockstar): 50 million
    7. Donkey Kong (Nintendo): 48 million
    8. The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo): 47 million
    9. Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega): 44 million
    10. Gran Turismo (Sony): 44 million
    11. Lineage (NCsoft): 43 million
    12. Dragon Quest (Square Enix): 41 million
    13. Crash Bandicoot (Sony/Vivendi): 34 million
    14. Resident Evil (Capcom): 31 million
    15. James Bond (Various Companies): 30 million
    16. Tomb Raider (Eidos Interactive): 30 million
    17. Mega Man (Capcom): 26 million
    18. Command & Conquer (Westwood Studios/Electronic Arts): 25 million
    19. Street Fighter (Capcom): 25 million
    20. Mortal Kombat (Midway): 20 million
     
  18. RedProdigy

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    No surprises here. Now that I'm 18, I pay no attention to the ESRB rating because I don't care. If a game is good, I'll buy it. I'm not superficial enough to worry about whether a game is M-rated or not because ratings don't show the whole picture. Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn is rated E-10 (I think) yet it's a pretty mature game. But someone who was shallow would judge FE10 as "kiddy". Zach and Wiki is rated E but the gameplay and difficulty is suitable for mature gamers. Metroid Prime 3 is only rated T (the same as Brawl). No More Heroes, rated M, looks as fun as hell.

    So yeah, I don't care. Probably the reason why games on Nintendo consoles are mostly E-rated is because the shovelware are rated that.
     
  19. Wii_BrEnDo2007

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    cool pie charts explains a lot but ratings dont matter to me unless a game like GTA was a E
     
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    I agree mostly, but sometimes you just want to go blow the **** out of something, and that obviously isn't going to happen in an E rated game.
     

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