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Piracy losses are not real in my opinion. They're generally quoted as if every pirate would have purchased a legitimate copy if they were not pirating a copy, but that is simply unrealistic. Very often if they could not pirate a copy then they would simply go without.
True. I mean sometimes it has been very bad like in Europe for the Amiga the game piracy got out of control but in the U.S. sometimes game piracy actually improved sales since many kids were wary of getting computers since they wouldn't have enough money for a decent amount of games but when they were told they'd get access to tons they lots of bought into systems and started buying games (many went by teh system where they'd buy what they could and then just add and the free additions had little to no impact for all but a very few and all the extra sales from some many more excited and buying into hardware way more than made up for any losses so instead of counting thousand, hundreds of thousands of lost sales, hardly any of which would've ever actually been sales and not counting the expanded customer base gave for some off-bse figures.) And i mean if someone had 3,000 games and 50,000 mp3s and 3000 dvds or something, come on, how can you count all those as lost sales even for the person who never bought anything, no way they'd have prchased but a fraction of that.
But in some cases it was devastating the Euro market for Amiga games became totally out of control with piracy and people there were not buying anything at all, not following the code, and they way overdid it and sunk the whole thing.