I remember someone once telling me that Sakura from Naruto was a better heroine than Nami from One Piece, and legitimately brought up Sakura showing less skin as a reason. It was totally baffling and inane to me, but sometimes I wonder if it's not rare for people to put a bigger focus on design and aesthetic more than the actual content behind those designs.
To me, and just taking this news as is, this is a disappointing decision by Sony. Not only because its caving to crybabies who these games aren't appealing to in the first place, but because added regulation is likely going to make things harder for smaller devs who might not have the resources to fund another round of regulations, and only get by with a loyal fanbase who likes the type of aesthetics these games are aiming for.
Of course, I can understand why Sony would do it, given today's political climate, but that doesn't make it any less disappointing to me.