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21. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 10, 2012, 10:26 Wowbagger_TIP
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 10:04:
ItBurn wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 09:57:
They just don't get it. The problem was that it wasn't a game that PC gamers wanted to play. Those people think that the content of a game has no link with sales.

If people didn't want to play it then it wouldn't have been pirated like crazy.

You can say people didn't want to pay for it, but undoubtedly if piracy was not an option then sales would have been better. While we can debate all day what portion of pirates would otherwise buy a game (low), I don't think anyone would argue none would.
If a game is pirated a million times I think it's safe to say that's 100,000 lost sales. Bulletstorm was pirated more than a million times.
Numbers pulled out of your ass are meaningless and unsanitary. If given a choice between pirating a game that has rather meh reviews, or buying it, many will pirate it. I don't see any evidence that those people would be willing to pay $60 for the game if they couldn't pirate it.
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