Raww Le Klueze wrote:I don't think even PEGI would know at this point but if I had to hazard a guess I can think of two reasons.
1. Since all 12+ ratings I can find seem to originate from the UK it's possible that the UK had it's own rating for some regional difference while the English language box sold in other territories that don't require their own translations had 7+. Certainly all Spanish and Italian boxes I can find have 7+ on them, don't know about German and French, but I think Germany has their own thing called USK.
2. PEGI guidelines simply changed between printings if Suikoden IV actually had a second printing.
Konami had separate print runs in 2009 and 2011 for the United Kingdom. 2009 releases updated the Konami branding and BBFC logo, 2011 updated the BBFC logo (and removed the BBFC descriptors), and 2011 also resulted in new PEGI print runs with the new color logos.
Suikoden IV was originally a PEGI release (unlike the other BBFC releases that were reprinted), and it was re-evaluated by PEGI and given a higher rating at some point. However, the disc itself doesn't seem to be affected, which means that the Parental Level did not need to be modified. That means that:
A) Parental Controls on the disk are set to Level 5 (for PEGI 12+), and the box packaging just didn't reflect it and needed to be reprinted.
B) Parental Controls on the disk were set to Level 3, and the box packaging was updated to show a newer PEGI rating, but the disk was not updated.
C) Parental Controls were updated from Level 3 to Level 5, but they didn't care to notate the change with a revisioned disk (-XXXXX# Part # on the disk).
PEGI wrote:10 years ago, early PEGI days so may have been a faulty early batch (promo copy seems to support that). For collectors!
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