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post #1 of 4 Old 10-01-2011, 11:19 AM - Thread Starter
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Piracy is a big problem for all game platforms, but the measures Sony have taken to alleviate PlayStation 3 piracy have been very effective according to Capcom U.S. vice president Christian Svensson. The PS3 jailbreak fiasco could have spelled disaster for Sony, but, according to Svenson, the PS3 currently holds the crown for having the least pirated software on the market.

Speaking in regards to piracy on PS3, Svenson told Eurogamer:
Piracy exists on almost every console to varying degrees. The only one I would say is fairly inconsequential to our business, as much as we can tell, is PlayStation 3. Obviously the PlayStation 3 was opened up [jailbroken], and through a variety of systems, Sony has managed to largely put that genie back in the bottle, to the point where the scene is nowhere near as large as it is on other platforms.
That’s good news for Sony, and even better new for the community of people who choose to game on the PlayStation 3. A low piracy rate means more revenue for publishers, so they can keep releasing high budget games month after month.


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PS3... winning the war on piracy, vastly losing the war on privacy.

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"A low piracy rate means more revenue for publishers, so they can keep releasing high budget games month after month."

No. Oh god no.

Selling more units means higher revenue. This of course happens at about twice the rate on the 360 for multi platform titles, where piracy is also vastly higher.

It's pretty damn simple math. Sell 1000 copies, plus 3 pirated copies; or sell 2000 copies, plus 10,000 pirated copies. Which one makes more money?
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This could help explain why there are so few 360 exculusives coming out, but like Darklord pointed out, multiplatform games still sell better on 360.

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