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Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
piracy math is an utter sham.

It exists to help folks like EA explain perceived loss in sales to holders.

IE: EA said (insert game name here) would sell a billion copies, but it only sold 750 million, so clearly up to 250m copies were pirated.
Actually they don't. The minute they decide to put that on their financials, the auditors are gonna chew them out to explain what assumptions they used to derive to the conclusion because the 250m is pretty material to their financials.

#2 their debt is insane, even for a "diverse field" company. They cannot even afford to service the debt maintenance let alone make an actual dent in the debt itself. - Internet Stranger
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