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Modern Warfare 2 is Most Pirated Game of 2009

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 broke all sorts of records -- even illegal ones.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is 2009's entertainment juggernaut. In its first 24 hours, the game sold 4.7 million copies in North America and the UK, scooping in $310 million.

Infinity Ward's latest cash cow shooter isn't only a champion in the legitimate space – the game also proved to be the most popular choice for gaming pirates too.

According to TorrentFreak, the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 has gathered 4.1 million BitTorrent downloads since its release on November 10 to December 27. Adding in the 970,000 downloads of the Xbox 360 version (for modded consoles), that brings a download total of more than 5 million for Modern Warfare 2.

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    PT88 , 29 December 2009 21:28
    Im glad you included the downloads for Modded 360's, the likes of Infinity Ward seem to forget that piracy is rife on consoles as well!!!
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    flaminggerbil , 29 December 2009 22:47
    Pretty much the only title I'm actually glad a lot of people pirated rather then paid for, what with all the 'IW doesnt actually give a damn about PC gamers'.
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    myrdreon , 29 December 2009 23:57
    I wont be surprised if the majority of downloads is due to the dedicated server issue - without the desire to go online most cant be arsed with a legitimate version.
    Hell, they might've gone into double figures (10m+) sales if they had corrected that mistake.
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    djcoolmasterx , 30 December 2009 04:17
    It should have been totally boycotted and not even pirated. This only gives them the excuse of piracy to make worse PC versions or not at all.
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    marney_5 , 30 December 2009 05:45
    The game wasnt worth paying £30 for so no wonder everyone downloaded it
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    flagz , 30 December 2009 06:07
    The game is worth the money! Spec on PC, yeah the competitive factor was taken out but the game itself it quite amazing.