The Computer Entertainment Rating Organization(JP) (CERO) is a Japanese video game content rating system used for Nintendo's gaming systems starting with the Game Boy Advance and the Nintendo GameCube. It was established by the Japan-based Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA)(JP), an organization that Nintendo is a member of.[1]

The CERO does not rate games that contain excessive sexual, violent, criminal, or indecent content.[2][3] In addition to this, Nintendo hasn't allowed these types of games to be developed for their systems long before the CERO's establishment.

Ratings & Their Symbols

Current set

This set of ratings has been in use since March 1, 2006.

Abbreviation Rating Examples
CERO A.svg All ages(JP) Super Smash Bros. Brawl
CERO B.svg Ages 12 and up(JP) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
CERO C.svg Ages 15 and up(JP) Ghost Squad
CERO D.svg Ages 17 and up(JP) Bayonetta (video game)
CERO Z.svg Ages 18 and up only(JP) Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
CERO Education-Utility.svg Educational/Database(JP)

Previous set

This set of ratings stopped being used on March 1, 2006.

Abbreviation Rating
CERO All.gif All ages(JP)
CERO 12.gif Ages 12 and up(JP)
CERO 15.gif Ages 15 and up(JP)
CERO 18.gif Ages 18 and up(JP)

Content Descriptors

The CERO created the following content descriptors in April 2004. The icons are displayed on the back of all game packages except on those given all ages or educational-type ratings.


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