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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 has not 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
CERO A All ages(JP)
CERO B Ages 12 and up(JP)
CERO C Ages 15 and up(JP)
CERO D Ages 17 and up(JP)
CERO Z Ages 18 and up only(JP)
CERO Education-Utility Educational/Database(JP)

Previous set

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

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

References

  1. CESA Member list - CESA
  2. Content Descriptors (Japanese) - CERO
  3. Content Descriptors (English) - CERO

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