TorrentFreak reports Call of Duty: Black Ops is the most pirated game of the year with an estimated 4.27 million downloads on BitTorrent since the game was released last month. The second most pirated game is Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with 3.96 million downloads, while Mafia 2 ranks third with 3.55 million downloads. Mass Effect 2 is fourth with 3.24 million downloads and StarCraft II takes the fifth spot with 3.12 million pirates.
Piracy seems to be less rampant on consoles, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the most pirated Wii game with 1.47 million downloads, while Dante's Inferno is the most downloaded Xbox 360 game with 1.28 million copies.
Call of Duty: Black Ops has already broken quite a few records this year. With 5.6 million copies sold in the 24 hours following its release, the game surpassed Modern Warfare 2 as the largest entertainment launch in history.
Therefore, it would come as no surprise if the game repeated this success on BitTorrent. And indeed, Black Ops takes the honor of most pirated game on the PC this year, a title which went to Modern Warfare in 2009. Even though it has only been available for a few weeks, the game beat Battlefield: Bad Company 2 by a wide margin with 4,270,000 downloads in total.
Despite this ‘success’, Black Ops does not lead the Xbox 360 and Wii lists.