Modern Warfare 2 is Most Pirated Game of 2009

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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  • dxwarlock
    new article tomorrow:
    Modern Warfare 2 is Most over hyped game of 2009!
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  • hixbot
    ridiculous. a quick search of any torrent site, will show the xbox 360 version is pirated the most.
    you can play MP on the xbox 360 with a pirated copy.

    and as far as the pc version goes, they gimped the MP so badly this round that noone is interested in it. if the mp sucks, why buy the game when you can just pirate for the single player?
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  • aethm
    Not surprised. I wish I would have pirated it. It's a worthless PC game. Lasted me all of 4 hours.
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  • Anonymous
    i thought you couldn't play mp on the pirated version .. so what's the point?
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  • Anonymous
    I thought you couldn't play mp on the pirated version.. so what's the point?
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  • hixbot
    ridiculous. a quick search of any torrent site, will show the xbox 360 version is pirated the most.
    you can play MP on the xbox 360 with a pirated copy.

    and as far as the pc version goes, they gimped the MP so badly this round that noone is interested in it. if the mp sucks, why buy the game when you can just pirate for the single player?
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