Games piracy up 20% in five years

Ben Parfitt
Games piracy up 20% in five years

The rate of games piracy is on the rise, according to new data.

Research firm Envisional says that illicit game downloads in the UK climbed 20 per cent over the last five years. It claims that “that the five top games of 2010” were illegally accessed online almost one million times.

None of the five titles were named, nor was the metric in how they were ranked.

Develop has more on this story. Including a graph!


Tags: trends , video games , piracy , rate

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The common (mis)conception is that piracy is a problem on the PC platform, but console piracy has long since overtaken PC piracy in numbers and value. XBOX360 and DS titles are all top on torrent websites.

Anthony Hunt

Anthony Hunt INDUSTRY
Nov 14th 2011 at 8:55AM

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