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Submitted by OnionKnight 1487d ago | news

PSP and DS Piracy Explained In Pictures

Earlier in the week, we covered a report by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association in Japan, that revealed piracy figures for certain DS and PSP games. Topping the DS piracy chart was Pokémon Platinum, while Dissidia: Final Fantasy was what most PSP pirates gravitated toward.

While the figures for illegal downloads were pretty alarming in both cases, they aren’t very helpful unless you have a sales figure to compare them to. And so, using the latest data from the financial reports of their respective publishers, we’ve compiled sales vs. piracy charts for four games as an example. (Dissidia Final Fantasy , New Super Mario Bros., Nintendo DS, PSP)

Neo Nugget  +   1487d ago
Wow, thanks a lot people. Now they won't make a Dissidia 2.
Scott667  +   1487d ago
I think that after seeing this everyone can officially agree: Pirates ruin everything.

I can't understand how so many people could possibly want to steal from hard-working developers. It makes me feel kind of sick to think that such people call themselves "gamers."
qface64  +   1487d ago
eye patches, peg legs, plundering vast treasures, sailing the 7 seas

arrr mayte pirates don't ruin everything =(
raztad  +   1487d ago
I totally understand a publisher not interested in making games for the PSP. Pirates wanted to play for free, now PSP owners have no new games to play save a few.

Bought MGS:PW, amazing game. I would love to see Kojima effort put in this game gets rewarded but I'm not really expecting that to happen. It's a shame. Time for Sony to release PSP2.
ThanatosDMC  +   1487d ago
I completely agree. Took me 33 hrs to finally finish chapter 4 of PW and WOW that was amazing. A lot of other things distracted me. I just finished a mission and saw "Chapter 5: Outer Heaven" and i was like "Wtf?! this game keeps on giving!"

Bought it for my Go. I really wish they didnt put the power slider on the right side since sometimes i put it to sleep by accident.
coolasj  +   1486d ago
Too Bad It's Gonna
end up like Dissidia. If I was still in school my friends would still be asking me if they can hack my PSP so I can pirate. I'm buying this in about a month after I cut the backyards.
RememberThe357  +   1487d ago
This is why publishers aren't putting games on the PSP.
I'm about really to call the PSP, as a platform, dead.
Neo Nugget  +   1487d ago
Peace Walker is an amazing title on the psp. It sucks that morons probably downloaded that too.
FarEastOrient  +   1487d ago
I guess we'll have to wait for the PSP2 that is multi-core, the PS3 is multi-core and has one core disabled to developers so that it concentrates on OS and Security.
The Great Melon  +   1487d ago
It pains me to see how the PSP suffers due to piracy. Although I love the custom firmwares on the PSP, I would give that all up to see the PSP have better sales and as a result more games.
Madis007  +   1487d ago
Sony needs to make PSP like Playstation 3 where Piracy is 0
Playstation 3 is only console right now where is no Piracy
pimpmaster  +   1487d ago
you could of said the same thing about the gamecube. till a couple years after it was out.
KRONie  +   1486d ago
Just give it some time. Nothing is unhackable.
SpaceFox  +   1487d ago
Wait, you can pirate DS games? Why have I been buying everything all these years!? =O

Just kidding people, pirating is wrong. But hell, my aunt pirates games for my younger cousin, seriously. It's that common, it's sad for the industry really.
Galaxia  +   1487d ago
This is some really sad news. I can only imagine how the developers of Phantasy Star felt like after finding out only 6 hundred thousand out of over 5 million people wanting their game decided to actually buy it.
Theonik  +   1487d ago
Funny thing is that it's a lot easier to pirate games on the DS. Well, that goes to show tht the PSP has an entirealy different audience buying it same goes with the Wii. It is extremely easy to pirate games on it but piracy on it is not near the level the PSP is.
StarScream4Ever  +   1487d ago
*Sad face* for PSP.

On the other hand, the Cloud/Sephiroth chibi is cute. :D
Subzero200x  +   1487d ago
PSP and DS Piracy
this is bullshi* if you idiots believe this then you are just as stupid as the people that wrote this.

"Peace Walker is an amazing title on the psp. It sucks that morons probably downloaded that too.'

yeah just like the morons who actually threw away money to buy it like you.
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yewles1  +   1487d ago
Truth hurts, doesn't it?...
pimpmaster  +   1487d ago
what r u talking about, dude are you retarded, psp pirating is a huge problem, just look at the ammount of new games on it, close to none, yea i might be a hipocryte here cause i do DL some "stuff" but i can clearly see the toll its caused on the psp system. i used to have a modded psp and EVEN with it modded i felt like it was useless cause of no games and sold it. my 360 on the other hand i have a banned one and a legit one for online play. its my way of getting back at MS for having to pay for Xbox live and all the overpriced peripherals they force u to get. i still buy games but only ones that are MUST HAVES /with online modes. psp doesnt have a way of punishing pirates, i think thats why it never ends, and has escaladed to where it is now.
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klado  +   1487d ago
What is this...wow I don't have word for call a person like this in this site...really, that sound so stupidly ignorant and idiotically childish, just like your nickname...

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Why we threw money for that game...LOL, WHY ARE YOU EVEN GAMING?
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fatstarr  +   1487d ago
Some really eyeopening stats...
Like wow the piecharts are scary o.o
I for one will be one of the 45% that buys kingdom hearts for the psp.
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kindi_boy  +   1487d ago
I can feel for them if those numbers were true, but what I can't get out of my head is why are people pirating psp and not ds it is as easy if not easier and takes much less storage space... This doesn't make sense, all I can come up with is maybe people think that nintendo games have more quality and people worked on it desrve to get the money and people work on psp don't? That if those numbers were true in the first place ofcourse
kraze07  +   1487d ago
This really sucks, but all the guys saying there are no games being released for the PSP don't know what they're talking about. Just look at the PS Store. There may not be as many games being released for the PSP as the DS, but the quality of the games blows those released on other hand-held platforms out of the water.
lizard81288  +   1486d ago
well it doesn't look too bad
the numbers are smaller than what i thought. pleasantly surprised

as for the ps3 being unhackable...yes, its been hacked for a while now.

the only time i could see pirating games would be ok, would be if you can't find a copy (out of print) or its not being sold in your country. region locking sucks.

anyway pleasantly surprised at the low numbers. i was expecting more/higher

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