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Piracy

12-14-2010, 12:32 PM
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Piracy

First of all...LOL at those of you who think IB had some insane piracy rate (80%+) there's not even that many jailbroken devices...it's estimates around 15-20% of all devices are jailbroken and out of that percentage there are quite a few of us who look down on piracy. Also...you guys seem to think that since 10% of the copies were pirated that the company lost 10% of it's potential revenue...NOT TRUE. Those people obviously pirated the game because they didn't have money to actually purchase it. They had no intention of buying it anyway Therefore I see no loss of profit. In a way piracy helps gaming companies by building their fanbase. If person x pirates a game and shows his friend then that friend legit purchases the game from the app store the pirater just did the company a favor. Point of this thread is some of you are way over reacting about the amount of pirated copies. According to certain forums where the pirated copies are available only about 2000 people have viewed the thread where the first cracked copy of IB was available...that's just a water droplet in a pond compared to the amount of sales IB has had via the app store
12-14-2010, 12:39 PM
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We've done this thread about a million times before.