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Most-pirated games of 2011 include Crysis 2 and MW3

by Steven Williamson on 24 January 2012, 08:56

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Gathering its data from all public BitTorrent trackers, TorrentFreak has revealed the top five most pirated games on PC, Xbox 360 and Wii in 2011.

Considering the hype behind some of these games, it’s no surprise to see the Crysis, Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises heading the pack once again.

Here’s the full list:

PC Game Downloads on BitTorrent in 2011

# game est. downloads released
torrentfreak.com
1 Crysis 2 (3,920,000) (Mar. 2011)
2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (3,650,000) (Nov. 2011)
3 Battlefield 3 (3,510,000) (Oct. 2011)
4 FIFA 12 (3,390,000) (Sept. 2011)
5 Portal 2 (3,240,000) (Apr. 2011)


Wii Game Downloads on BitTorrent in 2011

# game est. downloads released
torrentfreak.com
1 Super Mario Galaxy 2 (1,280,000) (May. 2010)
2 Mario Sports Mix (1,090,000) (Feb. 2011)
3 Xenoblade Chronicles (950,000) (Aug. 2011 EU)
4 Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (870,000) (May. 2011)
5 FIFA 12 (860,000) (Sept. 2011)


Xbox 360 Game Downloads on BitTorrent in 2011


game est. downloads released
torrentfreak.com
1 Gears of War 3 (890,000) (Sep. 2011)
2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (830,000) (Nov. 2011)
3 Battlefield 3 (760,000) (Oct. 2011)
4 Forza Motorsport 4 (720,000) (Oct. 2011)
5 Kinect Sports: Season Two (690,000) (Oct. 2011)

Looking at the piracy figures from 2009 and 2010, it looks like videogame piracy isn't slowing down despite numerous anti-piracy campaigns.

Source: TorrentFreak


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Crysis 3?

No checking before clicking submit? :p
Waves fist at SW! :P
torrentfreak.com has the best downloads then?
I torrented 4 of the 5 PC games......even though I bought licenses for them. Just wanted to get the disk images before release date.

But I am sure everyone in the industry will count my downloads as lost revenue some how.
shaithis
But I am sure everyone in the industry will count my downloads as lost revenue some how.


In a sense you even saved them money as well by not using their bandwidth etc.