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Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
Don't believe that seeing how the avrg console user are generally dumber and don't know how or where to get modded systems. Sadly piracy does hurt the pc market but I also thought I heard that pc games are selling more than they ever did... So I don't know...
Read the thread and get yourself outside of the little world you live in.

Out there, beyond your house, your town, your country, there are places in the world that sell pirated console games for literally $1. They even mod your consoles for you.

As said in the thread if you read it, it's a common misconception that pirating on consoles is harder than the PC. You're talking about the platform ( PC ) where the large majority of people get viruses and fall prey to those scam "boost your pc" sites.

Piracy is no excuse for not porting to the PC. It's just the fact that PC is far less profitable unless you're already an established PC dev ( Blizzard, Valve )
Edited by Yvese - 3/22/11 at 12:39pm
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Read the thread and get yourself outside of the little world you live in.

Out there, beyond your house, your town, your country, there are places in the world that sell pirated console games for literally $1. They even mod your consoles for you.

As said in the thread if you read it, it's a common misconception that pirating on consoles is harder than the PC. You're talking about the platform ( PC ) where the large majority of people get viruses and fall prey to those scam "boost your pc" sites.
God you have no idea how many times I remove those on a daily basis lol
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Piracy is certainly more common on a PC as most PC gamers know how to pirate and it is easier to do so.
On consoles, most console owners do not know how to do it and it is difficult. On the PS3, for example, you need a bluray burner, who on earth has that?

Plus you have the constant firmware updates making pirated games redundant if the software is updated. And if you do not update the on-line facilities on your console become redundant, even the games you own legally.
On a PC you can have both fully licensed games and illegal games.
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post #34 of 57
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Piracy is certainly more common on a PC as most PC gamers know how to pirate and it is easier to do so.
On consoles, most console owners do not know how to do it and it is difficult. On the PS3, for example, you need a bluray burner, who on earth has that?

Plus you have the constant firmware updates making pirated games redundant if the software is updated. And if you do not update the on-line facilities on your console become redundant, even the games you own legally.
On a PC you can have both fully licensed games and illegal games.
Oh hello andy! I missed you! Good job on ignoring most the thread.
I don't know about PS3 piracy. You are probably right about that. However XBOX/PS2 unfortunately don't have bluerays.
Also modded XBOXs/PS2 usually have their connection abilities removed to prevent firmware upgrades.

PC piracy is probably more prevalent in the US. However 90% of the world it's vice versa.
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Course it is. They are just as easy to hack/break. A survey was done in a school and 7/10 console/handheld owners used pirate games. The worst offender being the DS with the likes of the r4 card.
You don't hack or put a mod chip in a PC. When you download a cracked game it comes with the hack already on the ISO in almost every case. Maybe the Wii or DS but its far more complicated pirating games on a 360 or PS3, believe me I know.
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post #36 of 57
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You don't hack or put a mod chip in a PC. When you download a cracked game it comes with the hack already on the ISO in almost every case. Maybe the Wii or DS but its far more complicated pirating games on a 360 or PS3, believe me I know.
Maybe in the US. But the stores here sell modded xbox 360s and now modded ps3s.
It's much easier to play pirated console games than pirated pc games. Cause the only thing they have to do is insert the dvd and play.

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Console game piracy is NOT as rampant. With PC you can download a game and install it right there on the spot. Hell, you don't even have to burn it. With consoles its much more difficult as you need to flash/alter the console's disc drive firmware or the console itself, burn the actual disc on a certain brand/type of disc to ensure it works properly, etc.

Even handhelds are another story since you have to purchase a flashcart to even get pirated games to play.
It's not that hard. I can look on Kijiji and find 10 guys to mod a console. There are a bunch of computer stores around here that do that same thing. More people then you think have modded consoles. Everyone I know with a Wii has burned games.

Some of you people must live in a bubble or something. Go to China/Russia and tell me it's only PC piracy that is a problem. People also buy pirated software as well, so it's not like you need any knowledge off torrents/newsgroups or even need a burner.

It's harder to prove that stuff though, and easier to look at some torrent site releasing the amount of downloads a game got. Like downloading is the only way to pirate something.
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You don't hack or put a mod chip in a PC. When you download a cracked game it comes with the hack already on the ISO in almost every case. Maybe the Wii or DS but its far more complicated pirating games on a 360 or PS3, believe me I know.
You overestimate PC users and underestimate console users. That's the common issue when it comes to piracy.

Like I said, the majority of PC users are victims of viruses, spyware, having password as their password, "boost my pc" sites, etc. You really expect them to know how to properly install a cracked version of a game? We're talking about people that don't even know how to use google for most of their simple questions ( Some people on this forum fall in this category )

Piracy on console is MUCH more common than you think. People just don't tell other people they pirate their console games or have a modded xbox. Also, please remember the US isn't the only country in the world.
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Even in other areas of the world if piracy is more common its still not the problem we see on the PC. Talking about the orient or the middle-east piracy issues isnt anywhere near the problem that European and NA faces given that these are by far the largest consumer areas. Console piracy happens regularly, but it isnt anywhere near as frequent in ratio to PC piracy.

If you look at console sales the middle east and China are a very very small portion of the the overall sales figures. It should be fairly easy to say that console piracy isnt anywhere near as frequent in Europe, Japan, or NA as PC piracy and there are considerably more console consumers than PC gaming consumers.
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That one poster is an ass. His parents probably beat him severely when he was a kid or maybe they still do.
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