Government Crackdown on Under-Age Game Sales

10 May, 2012 - 1:24 pm by

Games Retailers need to watch their backs from today, if they sell a game rated 12 to a younger child then they could be sent to prison.

Today, the Government are questioning whether to enforce as law  the pan-European PEGI ratings.

After being made the sole classification for video games, PEGI ratings could be induced with more meaning.

Minister Ed Vaizey for the Creative Industries claimed, ‘The new system will benefit both parents and industry by creating a stronger, simpler age-rating system.’

He continued;

‘It will give parents greater confidence that their children can only get suitable games while we are creating a simpler system for industry having their games age-rated.’