Linked by henderson101 on Tue 24th Jul 2012 23:42 UTC
Google "I read earlier this week about a developer who made their Android version free after the $1 game was extensively pirated. Stories like this come as no surprise, but the industry press rarely deals with the core problem - and nor does Google. [...] Whilst the aforementioned story about the Android game didn't surprise me, it did horrify me. Android is designed to be difficult to make money from, and the core issue is that it's open - with the corrosive mentality that surrounds such openness."
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RE[3]: No lost sales
by ze_jerkface on Wed 25th Jul 2012 09:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No lost sales"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

Android piracy is a real problem
http://gamepolitics.com/2011/10/11/piracy-rate-facefighter-android-...

As with pc gaming it has become the norm. Most people playing the games aren't paying for them.

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RE[4]: No lost sales
by Chrispynutt on Wed 25th Jul 2012 11:54 in reply to "RE[3]: No lost sales"
Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

Weird I don't know a single PC gamer that pirates now, because of steam.

Even the guy back in the Amiga days was the go to guy to get pirated games.

Then again we all have wages now.

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RE[5]: No lost sales
by ze_jerkface on Thu 26th Jul 2012 03:36 in reply to "RE[4]: No lost sales"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Weird I don't know a single PC gamer that pirates now, because of steam.


Hmmmmmmm, that's nice.
http://torrentfreak.com/top-10-most-pirated-games-of-2011-111230/

Keep in mind that the pc version of Crysis 2 sold the worst.

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RE[4]: No lost sales
by Fergy on Wed 25th Jul 2012 18:03 in reply to "RE[3]: No lost sales"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Android piracy is a real problem
http://gamepolitics.com/2011/10/11/piracy-rate-facefighter-android-...

As with pc gaming it has become the norm. Most people playing the games aren't paying for them.

If piracy is as bad on android as on pc they have nothing to worry about. I stopped buying games when I felt I was being taken advantage of. 60 euro, forcing me to have the dvd in the player, just bad games that are barely worth 5 euros. Now with steam where I barely have to do anything to get a good game at 5-20 euro that is automatically installed and kept up2date. I don't even bother anymore to pirate. It is not worth my hassle.

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