Monday March 25, 2013

FTC: Rating Enforcement Highest Among Video Game Sellers

The Federal Trade Commission's undercover shopper program found that video game sellers did the best job enforcing age-based ratings.

Only 13 of underage shoppers were able to purchase M-rated video games, while a historic low of 24 percent were able to purchase tickets to R-rated movies. In addition, for the first time since the FTC began its mystery shop program in 2000, music CD retailers turned away more than half of the undercover shoppers. Movie DVD retailers also demonstrated steady improvement, permitting less than one-third of child shoppers to purchase R-rated DVDs and unrated DVDs of movies that had been rated R for theaters.