Fallout 3 suffers early piracy blow

Most publishers are accustomed to their titles hitting the pirate network the very moment they’re shipped out to retail, but Bethesda has suffered an early blow with news that Fallout 3 has already hit illegal file sharing networks.

The game, which isn’t due out in the UK until October 31st, has already appeared on a number of illegal BitTorrent sites, with one leading portal currently seeing nearly 2,500 members downloading the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Though the pirated software is useless to anyone not running an illegally modified Xbox 360, it’s still a blow to see the title circulate so far ahead of its release.

Sony’s PS3 is currently the only current generation console not to have been hacked, with the Xbox 360 joining the likes of Wii, DS and PSP as a firm favourite amongst software pirates.

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