And The Most Pirated Wii Games Of 2009 Are...
Posted by Jon Wahlgren
Plumbers, boxers, islands and zombies top the list
BitTorrent news site TorrentFreak has compiled a list of the most pirated PC, Xbox 360 and Wii games of 2009. Modern Warfare 2 takes the overall scurvy cake at over five million downloads, with four of those on the PC side. But how about Wii?
Unsurprisingly, the biggest Wii game of the year happens to be the most pirated, despite having come out the latest: New Super Mario Bros. Wii was downloaded around 1,150,000 times since its release in November. Punch-Out!! was stolen 950,000 times since it's May release, narrowly edging out Wii Sports Resort's 920,000 since July. Rail-swearer The House of the Dead: Overkill came in fourth at 860,000 pirates served since February and is the only third-party Wii game to make the list. Fifth place is, somewhat oddly, the home of New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis at 830,000 knicked since March.
Both House of the Dead and Punch-Out!! did modestly at retail, with the former marked down to the cost of a deluxe sandwich at several US retailers.
On the 360 side, torrenters went the most for MW2, Street Fighter 4 and Prototype.
Check out TorrentFreak for the full list.