I think people here need to give the developers a bit more credit. There's nothing wrong expecting decent system requirements, but loosing millions of dollars due to pirates isn't "whining." Its inidcative of a serious problem in the industry.
There was a tremendous amount of hype sorrounding crysis and it should have sold better. Contrary to popular belief, crysis doesn't require a super computer to run, and I dont see how this could affect sales. If you can't run a game, how could accquiring it illegal change that fact?
The system requirements made it clear that the games doesn't need vista or a $500 DX10 card. That said, in my opinion, its unreasonable to expect amazing graphics from a 4 year old card.
Crysis is not a bad game. Just because it has awesome graphics, doesn't mean the gameplay is terrible. I actually own it myself and I think its great. Its actually gotten some pretty good scores across the board.
People who are claiming that crytek pulled stats out of nowhere are in denial about problems that the pc faces. PC simply aren't the most popular gaming platform. Thre is a good reason for that. I love how people think they know more about piracy yhtan the actual developer.
Don't get me wrong, the PC is my favorite platform hands down, I just think people need to accept the problems that it currently aces instead of denying them.