The award for the most pirated game of the year goes to Call of Duty Black Ops. Yes, this is the PC version of the game we are talking about here. One can only speculate as to why individuals pirated the game. Is it the $60 price tag? The sever and stat errors? Performance problems? What ever the case was, BLOPs has been pirated to hell and back this year.
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops (4,270,000) (Nov. 2010)
2 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (3,960,000) (Mar. 2010)
3 Mafia 2 (3,550,000) (Aug. 2010)
4 Mass Effect 2 (3,240,000) (Jan. 2010)
5 Starcraft II (3,120,000) (Jul. 2010)
The console version of Black Ops has sold better, but let’s also not forget that pricey exists on all platforms. For example, the 360 version of Black ops has around one fourth of the amount of illegal downloads compared to the PC version.
1 Dante’s Inferno (1,280,000) (Feb. 2010)
2 Alan Wake (1,140,000) (May. 2010)
3 Red Dead Redemption (1.060,000) (May. 2010)
4 Halo Reach (990,000) (Sept. 2010)
5 Call of Duty: Black Ops (930,000) (Nov. 2010)
Black ops has a total of over 5 million illegal copies downloaded across multiple platforms. It certainly is last year’s most pirated game.