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According to CESA, the game (and Giratina) was illegally downloaded 2,071,006 times. A far cry from the five million plus Dissidia: Final Fantasy downloads, but over two million is still a hefty figure. CESA estimates losses of 9,469 million yen ($103 million). Of course, that number doesn’t take used game sales, trading, and people who would have passed on purchasing the game unless it snowed in Bowser’s Castle.


Pokemon: Diamond was the number two most downloaded game with 1,862,899 transfers. Pokemon: Pearl, the companion game to Pokemon: Diamond, was number seven on the list with 1,441,273 downloads. Add those all together and you get 5,375,178 downloads of Pokemon: Diamond / Pearl / Platinum worth 24,575 million yen($269 million) in sales

http://www.siliconera.com/2010/06/09...s-piracy-list/

Pokemon still?
Good gravy.
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How do u pirate DS games? Doesn't the DS use cartridges?
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How do u pirate DS games? Doesn't the DS use cartridges?
I don't think we're allowed to say.
Google it if you really want to find out, it's actually incredibly simple.
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Not surprising in the least. Pokemanz is a great series of games, that still has a lot of popularity, and when they're that easy to pirate, it will be done.
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I don't think we're allowed to say.
Google it if you really want to find out, it's actually incredibly simple.
Ya this forum censors any talk about "piracy"
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Not surprising in the least. Pokemanz is a great series of games, that still has a lot of popularity, and when they're that easy to pirate, it will be done.
Its not just that though. If you "pirate" the game you have access to the save files, and you can get tools that will allow you to import new pokemon, change their stats, etc...

Given that Pokemon now has a large online trading and battling component its a pretty big deal.
    
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There are two ways to pirate them... One you can play on your computer, the other you can pirate them onto the DS itself.
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But I thought piracy only affects PC gaming which is why we have all this godawful DRM *cries greedy publisher*
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But I thought piracy only affects PC gaming which is why we have all this godawful DRM *cries greedy publisher*
Piracy covers the computer, iphone, xbox 360 and more its not just the PC.
    
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The majority of these downloads were probably red/blue dinosaurs just checking to see where the series is at 13 years later. But i'll bet they still lost about 500K in direct sales from the Piracy
    
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