So the new PEGI ratings brand will be on products by summer.  If you haven’t been following the whole dialema PEGI have been going through a number of re-designs of their ratings to make them more appealing as the single rating board for videogames.  Their final re-design has been confirmed to be in production already and through manufacture time scales should be in stores by the summer.

“We are very happy with this result. The best system won in the end. PEGI was always designed from the outset for games. PEGI is able to react to the games industry – legislation and other systems just don’t move that fast. We authorized publishers to start using the symbols as of last week – it obviously takes a while for them to work through the manufacturing system, but those new ratings will be seen in shops by the end of the summer.” – ISFE boss Simon Little


The new ratings look like the following:

PEGI-new-ratings

And the first evidence of this that I have seen is on the european release of Wii Sports Resort for the Wii, it’s boxart looks like the following:

wii-sports-resort

Well enjoy the new ratings people, until the next ratings controversy happens, things should be pretty much plain sailing for a while!

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