Video Game Charts by PEGI Age Rating – Week Ending June 30th
Remember when Minecraft was the talking point in playgrounds across the UK? Before Fortnite captivated the attention of gamers, parents and guardians, and the press, the world building game was defining of what a video game success could be. And it’s back in the charts, after the Switch version saw a mighty jump in sales. Equally, thanks to a move from PlayStation exclusive to a multi-format release, chart stalwart Crash Bandicoot: N Sane Trilogy – which compiles the classic platform series – has hit the number one spot. There sure are a lot of popular games to choose from at the moment, both new and old. But which suit your family?
Fortunately, you’ve found the right place to check out the most popular games of the past week, grouped by their PEGI age-rating so that you can see which is appropriate for your family.
PEGI ratings are granted to games in the UK by a group of specialists at The VSC Rating Board. They might deem a very family-friendly game as suitable for players aged three years old and above… or they might see that a very adult game will only suit an adult audience, meaning it gets and 18-years-plus rating. And physical copies of games cannot be sold in the UK without a PEGI rating. Each week the AskAboutGames team pour through the latest all formats game charts in full – which list the best selling games in the UK – selecting the three highest ranking games from each age category, and gathering them in the categories below.
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.
FIFA 18 (PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)
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