While Wii software sales have dropped quite significantly, the pirate community continues to thrive. Super Mario Galaxy 2, a game which released in 2010, continued to be the top-downloaded game in 2011, with 1.28 million downloads last year. Notably, Xenoblade Chronicles was downloaded 950K times since its European release in August. With such staggering piracy figures, will sales be impacted when the game releases in the US later this year? And if so, how will that affect the ongoing efforts of "Operation Rainfall"--a grassroots organization that wants Nintendo of America to release other hardcore JRPGs on the Wii in 2012?
Even pirates are the controller
These staggering figures undoubtedly pushed EA and Nintendo (and others) to initially support SOPA, a bill that aims to curb piracy via questionable methods. Both these companies have since rescinded support for the controversial bill. For the complete list of most-pirated games this year, visit TorrentFreak.
Available 2012 legally; now illegally