Computer Entertainment Rating Organization

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Computer Entertainment Rating Organization
CERO Logo.png
Founded 2003

Computer Entertainment Rating Organization, or CERO for short, is the company that rates video games in Japan. It is similar to the ESRB or PEGI, though there are a few differences, such as the rating names, which are shown below. Founded in 2003, there were five ratings: All Ages, 12, 15, 17, and 18. Now, the CERO has currently used a letter system to determine which ratings the games are played. So far, every Mario game has an A rating. The five ratings since 2006 are now A, B, C, D, and Z.


Rating Description
CERO A.png All ages (Equivalent to the ESRB's Early Childhood, Everyone, and Everyone 10+, and PEGI's 3+ and 7+). Examples: Mario Super Sluggers, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Sports Mix, and more.
CERO B.png Ages 12 and up (Equivalent to the ESRB's Everyone 10+ and Teen and PEGI's 12+). Example: Captain Rainbow.
CERO C.png Ages 15 and up (Equivalent to the ESRB's Teen and PEGI's 16+).
CERO D.png Ages 17 and up (Equivalent to the ESRB's Mature).
CERO Z.png Ages 18 and up only (Equivalent to the ESRB's Adults Only and PEGI's 18+).

See Also[edit]

  • PEGI - (Pan European Game Information), the organization rating games for European audiences.
  • ESRB - (Entertainment Software Rating Board), the organization rating games for US audiences.
  • ACB - (Australian Classification Board), the Australian rating system.
  • USK - (Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle), the German rating system.
  • DEJUS - (Departamento de Justiça, Classificação, Títulos e Qualificação), the Brazilian rating system.