Nintendo has no plans to censor video games like Sony has

Carbon

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Although Sony is clamping down on saucy content in PlayStation games, Nintendo appears to be quite happy to leave any censorship decisions to rating systems.

The Japanese company recently reaffirmed this during its 79th Shareholders meeting, when president Shuntaro Furukawa was reminded about "other platforms" applying restrictions independently of CERO (Japan's rating organisation). This was his response on behalf of Nintendo (thanks, Censored Gaming):

Nintendo, as do 3rd-parties and their software, applies for an objective rating from 3rd-party organizations prior to release. If platform-holding companies choose arbitrarily, the diversity and fairness in game software would be significantly inhibited. We provide parental controls that can be used to apply limits.
As noted, parental controls can also be used to restrict younger players from accessing mature-themed content.

Do you agree with Nintendo's current stance on censorship? Tell us down below.
 

marteebe

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I certainly agree that censorship should be down to those that actually choose the ratings and all that kind of stuff. Who is it for the big companies to censor things that they haven't even directly made. I believe in a 'free' system where people can whack what they want within the games and it's down for the people themselves to make the choice on whether they play/buy the game or not. That's a pipe dream though so I'll stick with the ratings boards for now haha.
 

Nova

Member
Who knows what they choose to do when it comes to the censoring. I have seen most of the game dev studios have gone left wing. And that kind of have shifted the censorship to other opinion. So it's always going to be there. I am not sure if nintendo agrees like they are facebook.
 

Barida

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Their decision is kind of giving the gamers the power to make a decision on what should be censored or not and I strongly think that is a good move. I have seen situations where the gaming community are not cool with the way some game developers censor some gaming content and this is what Nintendo is working on correcting.

To me, it's a great move.
 

Nova

Member
I think the thing is that game developers and gamers both should have say on what to develop and what to play.But forcing and dictating would not be a good for sony.