Interweb Pirates Even More Stealthy than Treyarch’s New Baby… #blackops

  • December 29, 2010 2:48 pm

Or something like that… But yes, as every year, TorrentFreak saves us the time and energy of having to scroll through p2p site after p2p site counting download numbers. With 2010 coming to a close here in a few days, we have a lazy glimpse into the most pirated game of the fabulous year: Call of Duty: Black Cops. Of course, I mean, other than Halo:Reach, Bad Company 2 and Fall Out, were there any big hitters this year?

While only being available (retail that is) since the 9th of November, Black Ops has mustered up a whopping 4,270,000 downloads in total. This number should be a lot higher if you had access to all the leet ftp sites out there, instead of just the p2p trackers. Still, this number is extremely impressive. Last year’s winner was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. So at least we know Call of Duty gets almost as many internet grabs as it does purchases. Most of these downloads are from the PC counterpart, which means both the Wii and 360 version weren’t topped out by Black Cops. Super Mario Galaxy 2 tops the Wii charts, and Dante’s Inferno grab the 360 slot.

So whether you snatched a copy from your local retailer or googled your way into “illegal” file sharing, hats off to making Black Cops the most popular game of 2010 — both purchased and pirated. I know I had a hand in one of those. Let’s just say I lost 60 bucks, but trust me, money worth spending.


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