Devil May Cry 4 "Getting Pirated To Hell And Back"

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When it comes to keeping PC gamers in the loop on their console games, Capcom have long been one of the good guys. And how do PC gamers repay the favour? Same way a lot of PC gamers always do: with mass acts of piracy. When quizzed about the state of Devil May Cry 4's PC sales on Capcom's forums, Christian Svensson replied:

I'm not sure about how Capcom in general feels but It's not doing as well as I would like in the US at retail. It's such a good version and it really deserves better sales. I know it's getting pirated to hell and back (it was up on torrents literally the day it shipped).

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Leading Capcom to throw their hands up and complain about the state of piracy in the PC market, right? Nope! Svensson instead goes on in great detail about the company's big plans for future digital distribution on the platform, which is encouraging reading for the kind of people that think playing DMC4 on a PC is a good idea. Are Capcom pleased with DMC4's PC sales? [Capcom]

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@stryker1800: Every game with any sort of buzz gets a day zero crack.

@BryanGuitarDude: Really? The thousands-if not tens of thousands-of people torrenting this stuff has jack-all to do with developers preferring the consoles?

@slacker164: The difference being that shoplifting has a much, much higher chance of capture and arrest. Piracy, by contrast, is pretty much a perfect crime.

Incidentally, what would you call someone who sneaks between movie theatres to see a free movie? Certainly no physical good is being taken, but the sneaker still gets something for free that they didn't pay for. Now what would you call it if he let a few thousand friends in through the back door?

@snakepliskin: Are you listening to yourself?