Did anyone listen to the dude on the Mass Effect 2 podcast? All the data is carefully checked and possible inaccuracies are systematically corrected. Stumpokapow, I know it's anecdotal evidence. There are so many factors that move the true number of damage done to sales both up and down that you can't honestly take the numbers to mean more than it happened for game 1 on the list more than it did for game 2. Therefore, piracy does not equal a lost sale. Anyway, I've never seen a list like this.
They missed that boat now though 360 piracy in general is not a huge issue since the strength of its library is online games, which are pointless to pirate since your console will get banned. Instead, that it takes far more than stopping piracy completely to grow sales. And I don't see how the cost of a gaming rig has anything to do with it, people spend plenty more on hi def entertainment systems, and yet are still happy to pirate on consoles as well. More like people are just being to god damn cheap and blame it on your argument. And considering how many files are hosted on Usenet without the ability for a publisher or copyright owner to successfully initiate a cease and desist for removal of thos files. The shown figures are probably unrealistically low concerning how many people actually have pirate versions of those games.
How much money does Nintendo and the other video game companies invest in trying to keep people from stealing their games? As 2010 comes to an end, we follow up our most pirated movies chart by taking a look at the most pirated games of the year. I remember a similar statistic from not too long ago that included every kind of download, i. Also, hackers can run infected files against multiple antivirus programs to make sure it isn't detected. More than anything else, I wish every respectable video game forum would make admitting to pirating recent games a banable offense. Your entire post is an entire stream of fuck, man. You can sugar coat it and try to explain it away all you want, which I'm sure you will but the truth is you're actions are hurting the rest of us.
When you consider a few facts, you may be surprised at how extensively it's used. Soo, none of them refrain from pirating. So yeah, legally id say its wrong to sell pirated games, but im not gonna condemn anyone for doing it. Not all third world countries have internet readily available. A torrent for a game can register downloader on 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 trackers or more at the same time to collect peers. How much internal time is wasted on projects involving piracy? And I wont blame anyone for pirating a 60 Euro Activision game cause no game is worth that much with the lacking contents it has On January 11 2011 19:46 eu. Most pirates don't view it as paying to pirate, they view it as paying for security and removing risk or easing usability.
I borrow games from friends all of the time and play them to completion. Kinda simple, I actually get enjoyment from paying money for a quality product that I know will be worth that money. If I were to pirate a game, it would be a game that I would not otherwise buy - a game that I think I might like to experience, but not something I would be willing to pay for. It's a form of discounts and savings to them. Therefore, it would come as no surprise if the game repeated this success on BitTorrent. Even though it has only been available for a few weeks, the game beat Battlefield: Bad Company 2 by a wide margin with 4,270,000 downloads in total.
Even if you only take their non-low end range raw sales numbers, how many of those are upgrades on previous sales in the same system? Bioware is making plenty of money off of their games. Activision forced launch of pre beta quality software. I thought some may not know that and find it quite interesting, since Starcraft 2 is only on 5th place. The Kazaa and Edonkey networks are still in heavy use despite the fact that Kazaa and Edonkey no longer exist as they once did. All of these under performed. As 2010 comes to an end, we follow up our most pirated movies chart by taking a look at the most pirated games of the year.
I wouldn't be surprised if the vast majority of people who pirated Red Steal 2, just wanted to try the game, without having to actually buy it first. I know these pirates aren't going to buy the games anyway, but that doesn't mean they have a right to play it for free. So those numbers would still pale in comparison to the torrents and hosting sites. I don't think anyone rational has ever suggested otherwise. Doesnt have anything to do with pirating that's just a nice sideeffect and I am pretty sure that those numbers are a collection from the biggest downloadsites so they should be fairly accurate. On the Wii, it's no surprise that the most-pirated game was the superb Super Mario Galaxy 2 with 1.
It's true that not every download is a lost sale. It's basically the new game rental. If you tell me someone stole 5 of my items, I expect exactly 5. Problem is, most sites public anyways all use the same bloody trackers, so if you count 1200 websites showing 10000 downloads each or something youre really multiplying the actual number by 1200. Overall, the number of downloads of the top titles in each category grew a little compared to last year.