Video Game Charts by PEGI Age Rating – Week Ending June 23rd
With the sun beating down on most of the UK today, we admit we’re keen to get outside away from screens. But, as ever, that isn’t mutually exclusive to enjoying some gaming time. So when the weather gets a bit much and the cool even draws in, we’ll be catching up with some of the latest video game releases. And looking at the latest UK video games sales charts, it appears that we aren’t the only ones.
But what are the most popular video games of the past week? And which might be most suitable for your family? You’re in just the right place to answer those questions. As is a weekly tradition at AskAboutGames, we’ve poured through the latest UK all-formats video game sales charts, before selected the three best selling games within each PEGI age rating category. Then we’ve grouped those titles together by age rating, and listed them below in the order they appeared in the overall chart. The PEGI age ratings are given to a game after careful consideration by a group of experts at The Video Standards Council Ratings Board; you can learn about the process of examining a game here.
This week it’s interesting to see that – after many weeks with 18-years-plus ratings dominating the top of the carts – this time around three of the top-four slots go to three-years-plus rated games, including first place with Mario Tennis Aces.
Many 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, which provides extra detail on a given title’s content. You can learn more about those VSC ‘ACI’ profiles here.
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.
Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)*
FIFA 18 (PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
* New release
Data is taken from the Ukie Games Charts ‘Top 40 Full-Price Entertainment SOFTWARE’ compiled by GfK Chart Track