Video Game Charts by PEGI Age Rating – Week Ending July 21st
This week we’re rather spoilt for top-selling family-friendly games.
In recent years the higher profile of 18-rated titles sees them just about dominate the gaming sales charts. Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, God of War, Far Cry, Fallout; these are the titles that often occupy the top slots. Following on from a slightly family-friendly bias in the charts last week, this time around we see only one 18-rated game in the top-ten sellers of boxed games in the UK. And there are no 16-plus rated games. It’s a good time to be a gaming family.
To help you choose the most popular family-friendly gamester your family, we’ve curated the lists below. they detail the three best selling games of each age rating category. To build these lists the AskAboutGames team go through the official charts, picking the top sellers of each PEGI age category, and then list them in the order they appeared in the full charts.
The PEGI age ratings are the main rating system used in the UK. The UK PEGI certificates are given to games by a board of experts at The VSC Rating Board; we use their ratings to guide our groupings. So if you have, for example, a seven-year-old and a nine-year-old in your family, and you want a popular game for them to play, you could glance at the three-years-plus and seven-years-plus lists below, and ignore the older-age groupings.
Most games below link to their profile over on The VSC Rating Board website, so you can see details of why they were granted the rating they received.
It’s worth noting that the ratings below denote content that is appropriate in theme and tone. They don’t always indicate the ability or age required to necessarily get the most from the game. A three-years-plus rated football management game, for example, won’t contain content that would be disturbing for a four-year old, but it may be too complex for a youngster of that age.
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (PS4)
LEGO The Incredibles (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Xbox 360, Xbox One)
* = New Release
Data is taken from the Ukie Games Charts ‘Top 40 Full-Price Entertainment SOFTWARE’ compiled by GfK Chart Track