Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 12:57 UTC
Google Without giving any detailed information, Madfinger Games announced that because the piracy rates of their game Dead Trigger were so high on Android, they made the game available for free. This sucks balls. I'm interested in more detailed statistics, especially where, exactly, the piracy rate is highest, considering you can only get paid Google Play applications in 31 countries, and then, often only with a credit card (which many people outside of the US don't have and/or use). It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if those piracy rates mostly come from places without paid applications support and/or with lousy payment options. In any case, Google needs to get its act together with the Play Store.
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But true, credit cards are a no-go in most parts of europe, e.g. here in Germany, we pay with debit cards. But I don't think that's the problem here.

No, it isn't. I read a study not too long ago where it was estimated that over 80% of the Android piracy happens in the US. But when talking about movies/music/whatever, people will insist that piracy would go away if prices were lower, which, as we've seen with these 99 cent apps and games, is a bunch of BS.

Whether anyone wants to admit or not, the reason why most people pirate is because they want free shit. That's the way it is, and that's the way it's always going to be.

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