"a lot more active [Crysis] players than there were unit sales."
does not imply
"More Crysis Pirates Than Units Sold"
because "active Crysis players" includes both pirates and legitimate purchases. It implies there are a lot of pirates but not that there are more of them than legitimate purchases. (Assuming that the "extra patch downloads" are mainly pirates.)
(I'm not saying piracy is a non-issue. I don't think that at all.)