…Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. According to .torrent file trend analysts TorrentFreak, Activision’s blockbuster shooter’s records weren’t just limited to launch sales, as the game 4.1 million copies of the PC version game were illegally downloaded on BitTorrent alone. The Xbox 360 version saw the second largest plundering with 970,000 copies reportedly swiped. Compared to last year’s most swashbuckled release (Will Wright’s Spore, 1.7 million downloads,) the trend is evidence of a culture still rife with piracy, a problem that only seems to grow with time.
Details on the PSP, PS3, and Nintendo DS were not released, but the Nintendo Wii saw a surprising bit of pilfering with several of its AAA releases; New Super Mario Brothers Wii (1.15 million downloads,) Punch-Out!! (950,000,) and Wii Sports Resort (920,000,) seeing major numbers obtained illegally.