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52. Re: Garry's Mod vs Pirates Apr 14, 2011, 16:38 FreezeStrike
tuddies wrote on Apr 14, 2011, 00:06:
Destructive to an industry awash in record profits? And as someone mentioned - console piracy is rampant, yet we see incredible growth and profit year over year.

It's almost as if piracy is fueling these profits and pushing the industry's record revenues even higher!

Console piracy is far from 'rampant' and far from the levels seen in PC piracy. The vast majority of customers will not engage in practices to modify their console hardware or firmware to allow the operation of pirated software. Classically, hardware has always been many times more effective at stemming piracy than software.

Consoles that did have rampant piracy due to lack of effective hardware barriers, like the DreamCast, well, we all see how that ended up.

Game revues currently come in bulk from mediums that are naturally resilient to piracy, such as, consoles, subscriptions, microtransactions. As someone pointed out, budget titles too (Minecraft) also slip past it because of the very low barrier to entry.
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