It seems that Nintendo will not be following in the footsteps of Sony, choosing not to censor upcoming titles, despite the companies past choices to do so.
Last year, we saw Sony crack down on sexual content and double-down on censorship policies, which has affected both Indie games and mainstream games like Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet. This affects both how much nudity can be shown or implied in a game, “jiggle physics,” and even whether a game will be picked up for the PlayStation 4, period.
Interestingly enough, Nintendo, which has traditionally held a more “kid and family-friendly” image and has censored games in the past, does not appear to be following in Sony’s footsteps. Rather than police all material directly, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa explained, “Nintendo, as do [third]-parties and their software, applies for an objective rating prior to a [third]-party organization prior to release. If platform-holding companies choose arbitrarily, the diversity and fairness in game software would be significantly inhibited.”
Furukawa also went on to remind the shareholders at the meeting where he spoke about censorship that there are parental control systems that can limit accessible content. Both the Nintendo Switch and 3DS/2DS systems have parental control options.