Only 4% of US Gamers 'Pirate'

Apparently that's still six million people.

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You've been warned kids! Communism!
You've been warned kids! Communism!
NPD's Games Acquisition Monitor quarterly report into gaming in the States is out and includes a figure of six million gamers who admitted to pirating games.

That's 4% of the gamers asked and who responded. In this case, however, piracy is tightly defined: "Piracy, defined for this report as downloading files through Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks, is small relative to the music industry. However, 4 percent of gamers, representing just over 6 million consumers, indicated that they downloaded files from P2P networks, with 72 percent of pirated downloads occurring for PC/Mac", says the report.

On another note, we're told that, "Throughout Q3?09, PC/Mac and console gaming were the most popular platforms among gamers, followed by portable systems and cell phones. While smartphones ranked among the lowest in terms of gaming, cross-usage patterns reveal that users of XBox 360, PSP and DSi gaming devices showed notably higher cross-usage of the iPhone and iPod Touch for gaming as compared to users of other platforms."

Comments

gazzac 12 Jan 2010 22:00
1/4
communism ftw!
Tim Smith 12 Jan 2010 23:15
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gazzac wrote:
communism ftw!


My lord, a Communalistic person on SPOnG!! Don't you know that those people eat babies and then share the vomit with their Red offspring!

Actually, the pic is awesome.

Cheers

Tim
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Lol 13 Jan 2010 07:41
3/4
I can deal with communism, but capitalism? No F*cking way.
MonkySpankey 13 Jan 2010 09:45
4/4
No way. Can't live without Capitalism. All this text would be much too difficult to read. Heh
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