Sony has become the latest console maker to announced parental controls in its upcoming PlayStation 3. Microsoft XBox 360 shipped last week with parental controls. Nintendo Revolution announced parental controls earlier this month.
Parental controls certainly aren’t new to Sony. The PSP already supports the controls and the PlayStation 2 even had limited support for parental controls. In the PS2, parents could restrict which movies (DVDs) their kids could watch. The upcoming PS3 will add in controls for video games as well.
Now that all three major console manufacturers allow these restrictions, we can expect this to be a required feature for all new video game systems. Sorry kiddies, no more Grand Theft Auto for you.