Persona 5 Rated CERO C for ‘Crime’ and ‘Drugs’


Previously, Persona 5 was reported to be rated “C” in Japan (ages 15 and up) by the Computer Entertainment Rating Organization.

Now, the official PlayStation product page for the game has been updated with the two content descriptions for the game’s CERO rating, which are “Crime” and “Drugs.”

P5 Product Page

Descriptions of the two via IGN:


Contains criminal activity, either by depiction or in interactive form. (Possibly includes illegal activity, dangerous and unlawful behavior, abusive behavior, prostitution, rape, organized crime, and other criminal acts.)


Contains depiction or references to the use of drugs and illegal narcotics.

In the Persona series, “Drugs” has only been given as a CERO content description for Persona 2: Innocent Sin, while “Crime” has been given to PersonaPersona 2: Innocent SinPersona 2: Eternal Punishment and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

Persona Series Ratings

Ratings via the official CERO website.

TitlePlatformCERO RatingContent
Persona 2: Innocent SinPSPBSexuality, Violence, Crime, Drugs
Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentPSPBSexuality, Violence, Crime
Persona 3PS2BSexuality
Persona 3 FESPS2BSexuality, Violence, Language
Persona 3 PortablePSPBSexuality, Violence, Language
Persona 4PS2BSexuality, Violence
Persona 4 GoldenPS VitaCSexuality
Persona 4 ArenaPS3, Xbox 360BViolence
Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPS3BSexuality, Violence, Crime
Persona 4: Dancing All NightPS VitaBSexuality, Language
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth3DSBRomance, Sexuality, Violence, Fright

Persona 5 is slated to be released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016, with a February 14, 2017 North American release date.