According to the Entertainment Software Association, the Sony PlayStation 3 game console will have parental control features, joining the other two major consoles Xbox and Nintendo which already have such features.
Microsoft's newly launched Xbox 360 offers parental control for both offline and online (the Xbox Live service), controlling the online interaction of children. The users can restrict access to games and movies that carry ratings such as "T" for "teen" or "M" for "mature".
Earlier this month, Nintendo also announced such features for their next-generation Revolution console.
Sony will implement controls on its PlayStation 3 console and the features will be partially available (movies only, not games) on PlayStation 2.
The market leader, with more than 100 million PlayStation devices sold will also provide parental control for games on its PlayStation Portable console.
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