Illegally downloaded games up 20% in five years

The number of illegally downloaded video games has gone up nearly 20 per cent in the last five years. Figures from research firm Envisional also suggest the top five games from 2010 were pirated online almost a million times.

Industry executives are worried these figures mean a generation of people will expect to get games for free. Many downloaders questioned claim they download in order to try out the games before deciding which ones to buy.

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