Two years after moving the headquarters of Sony Computer Entertainment to the west (and subsequently renaming to Sony Interactive Entertainment), a new policy for video game content, which are now the so-called global standards, has taken effect for video games to be released for a PlayStation console. This not only affects the content of the video games themselves but also the cover art of the video games. The policy was introduced in response to the Me Too movement.
The policy mainly affects games for a PlayStation console that are produced in Japan, which means Sony can let go of games that were produced anywhere else. For example, The Last of Us Part II contains scenes of topless female nudity; however, it was produced in the United States, so nothing was censored, except for CERO's guidelines.
This is an absurd double standard according to the video gaming community as rating systems exist and Sony regulates video games made in Japan only. The policy has also negatively affected the PlayStation brand in Japan, including PlayStation hardware sales. The PlayStation 5 was not a success in Japan or in the rest of Asia.
More recently, even more violent content such as dismemberment gets censored.