MW2 most pirated game of ‘09

Ben Parfitt
MW2 most pirated game of ‘09

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the most pirated game of 2009 according to BitTorrent tracking statistics, Gamasutra reports.

Of those downloads 4.1m were of the PC version whilst 970k were of the Xbox 360 version. The PS3 remains piracy free for the time being.

An interesting thought to stem from the numbers is that of the detrimental effect piracy has on sales. Modern Warfare 2 has broken every sales record around in its short time on the market, and it has done so despite the high level of piracy.

Is that evidence that games piracy is not directly related to lost sales? Expect that debate to rattle on.

Here are the top five pirated titles on PC, Xbox 360 and Wii in full:

PC Unauthorized BitTorrent Downloads 2009:
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (4,100,000, Nov. 2009)
2. The Sims 3 (3,200,000, June 2009)
3. Prototype (2,350,000, June 2009)
4. Need For Speed Shift (2,100,000, Sept. 2009)
5. Street Fighter IV (1,850,000, July 2009)

Xbox 360 Unauthorized BitTorrent Downloads 2009:
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (970,000, Nov. 2009)
2. Street Fighter IV(840,000, July 2009)
3. Prototype (810,000, Feb. 2009)
4. Dirt 2 (790,000, Sept. 2009)
5. UFC 2009 Undisputed (720,000, Mar. 2009)

Wii Unauthorized BitTorrent Downloads 2009:
1. New Super Mario Bros (1,150,000, Nov. 2009)
2. Punch-Out!! (950,000, May. 2009)
3. Wii Sports Resort (920,000, July 2009)
4. The House of the Dead: Overkill (860,000, Feb. 2009)
5. Mario Power Tennis (830,000, Mar. 2009)

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