2009’s Most Pirated Games: Modern Warfare 2 Is Most Loved by Pirates Too

Call of duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been the biggest money spinner for the creators Activision. However, it is also the most pirated game for 2009, according to Torrent Freak.

Pirated Games on Sale

Legally, the creators have sold more than 13 million copies, however, the PC edition was also downloaded more than 4 million times illegally and the Xbox edition was downloaded around a million times, taking the total illegal downloads to more than 5 million.

Few more games were downloaded more than 2 million times for PC, they include The Sims 3, Prototype, Need for Speed Shift and Street Fighter IV. Most of the same games were also downloaded for Xbox 360.

Wii Gamers were more in love with New Super Mario Bros, which was illegally downloaded more than a million times, followed by Punch-Out and Wii Sports Resort.

Surprisingly, the most pirated games in 2009, were all released in 2009 itself. Unlike earlier years where older games were pirated more frequently.

Another interesting fact is that, the most pirated games are actually PC downloads, rather than for gaming consoles. This might be due to the recent crackdowns on cracked consoles by Microsoft.

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