2nd meeting of Steering Committee of Game Console VA

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Zetacast was pleased to support Microsoft at the second meeting of the Steering Committee of the Game Console Voluntary Agreement (VA), which was held in Brussels on 3 June 2016. The Steering Committee includes representatives from the European Commission together with the three game console industry signatories: Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony Computer Entertainment.

The first Independent Inspector Annual Compliance Report was presented to the meeting. This concluded that all signatories met VA’s requirements, since

  • Signatories represent 100% of the EU market
  • All Product Compliance Reports were received by the 28 February deadline and were completed
  • All games consoles from all Signatories comply with the VA requirements
  • All consoles met Tier 1 requirements and two UHD consoles met Tier 2 Media playback requirements before the effective date
  • All consoles were compliant with APD and Standby limits
  • The total market and individual Signatory compliance was verified
  • All Signatories declared compliance to the non-energy requirements
  • All Signatories were compliant in providing additional information in the user instructions, including energy and non-energy related information