Video Game Piracy

Information and statistics about video game piracy and the downloading of pirated games online. Data collected from industry officials and other public information sources.

An official with Nintendo was quoted stating that Nintendo and its game developers and publishers may have lost $762 million to pirated video games in 2006.


The Senior Director for Anti-Piracy at Nintendo stated that the company and its publishers lose $975 Million a year to video game piracy.

Source: “Piracy costs Nintendo and its game developers, publishers $1B a year, Nintendo says,” Business Review, February 14, 2008.