Video Game Piracy Losses in North America

in Counterfeit Goods

The Entertainment Software Association of Canada stated that the computer game industry in the United States and Canada loses up to $3.5 Billion a year to pirated video games. The losses to piracy is equal to about one-fifth of the total value of the video game market.

Worldwide, the hand-held video game market loses $8.1 Billion a year to piracy.

Source:  Joseph de Weck and Marie Mawad, “Free Online Games Sink Pirates to Unlock Emerging-Market Growth,” Bloomberg BusinessWeek, August 27, 2012.

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