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Share of PC gamers who purchased a previously pirated game worldwide in 2016

Share of PC gamers worldwide who have purchased a game they previously pirated in 2016

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Release date

August 2016



Survey time period


Number of respondents

50,742 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: "How often would you say you've purchased a PC game after pirating it ?"
The source provides the following explanation regarding the methodology: ''Before we dig into the results, it’s important to note that this was an open survey, with nothing to stop the respondents from lying or taking it multiple times to skew the results. It’s possible some respondents answered in bad faith—and we have identified where the results skew in jokey ways—but given the size of our response pool, we believe the resulting answers paint a credible picture of piracy in 2016.''
All figures are estimates.

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