Statistics about PEGI

Included in these statistics are all the PEGI ratings that were issued using the classic PEGI pre-release rating procedure, which applies:
- to all games released on disc or cartridge for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony consoles, and PC.
- to all games released digitally for Microsoft and Sony devices (including smartphones and tablets).
- to many games released digitally for PC.

A number of digitally downloadable games received their PEGI rating using a different process (but based on the exact same criteria): the IARC system. Examples are: Nintendo eShop, Google Play store and Oculus VR store. For technical reasons, these age classifications cannot be included in the statistics below.

1. Number of products rated, by age category until end of 2020

PEGI rating

2018

%

2019

%

2020

%

Since 2003

%

3

499

23.3%

452

25.8%

435

25.0%

12,917

37.1%

7

459

21.4%

364

20.7%

354

20.3%

6054

17.4%

12

589

27.5%

402

22.8%

376

21.5%

8068

23.2%

16

366

17.2%

325

18.5%

296

17.0%

4873

14.0%

18

229

10.6%

214

12.2%

282

16.2%

2873

8.3%

Total

2142

100%

1757

100%

1741

100%

34,783

100%


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Number of products per content descriptor 2020

PEGI rating                                    

3

7

12

16

18

Total

Violence

-

327

260

235

278

1100

Bad Language

-

-

196

105

238

539

Fear/Horror

-

117

42

-

-

159

Sex

-

-

62

19

13

94

Drugs/Alcohol

-

-

-

35

5

40

Gambling

-

-

14

4

72

90

Discrimination

-

-

-

-

-

0

In Game Purchases*

109

34

64

40

115

362

 *Note- The IGP Descriptor is not linked to an Age Rating