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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by hova1, Mar 15, 2009.
How many DS owners are pirates? keep in mind that it sold 100 million times.
Very hard to say, but my guess would be around 20%. In Asia piracy is way worse then here, that's why I picked it.
But it could be way more actually, it depends on how much DS's there are in Asia...
Piracy must be from 10-20%.
I think only 2-4% are even aware of DS piracy...
I used to think it was about 1% (1 pirate per 100 ds owners), but after I overheard a couple of railwaymen talking about "R4s" to each other the other day, I am not so sure any more. I doubt it is any more than 5% though ( which would be very high, considering it would mean 1 in 20 ds owners are flashcard owners)
I see so many people at school playing with "da r4" at school, that my estimate has gone up since I joined my new school. Buy maybe that's just because my school is mainly filled with asian immigrants. I'd put it at a very low percent.
Edit: I wonder who said 70-79%?
You know what? I really have no clue. It would be a VERY interesting bit of info to know though.
Less than 10%. I've got little rationale besides the fact that more than 10 million flashcart users seems like an absurdly monolithic figure to me.
I'd say %1-%5, and that's being generous. Seriously, pirating isn't that easy, considering you have to download games and firmwares from the Internet, unrar them, copy them to the SD card, etc. You'd be amazed by the amount of computer-illiterate people out there.
90 - 100% because I am very stupid
But what I really think is 11 - 19%. That is because I know Asia is a pirates home country
somethine like 5%.
But how did the R4 get so well known among all the ppl we know in real life?!
The only thing that people seem to have in real life are numerous R4s.
That's all they know.
Well, I actually know someone with an M3 Simply and my cousin has an EDGE.
I'll say about 18%.
Went with 11-19% Only 1 guy I know has one and I only know around the 13 I know have a DS.
I've retired my eyepatch, so I'm one less.
Asia - higher (if not the highest) rate of piracy.
Europe - depends on which European country, some are are very accepting of piracy whereas others abhor it. Maybe 20%
America - There's the DMCA, but seeing as people can access/order from the internet and Americans are naturally retarded (no offense but hey, you deserve it for creating the DMCA, RIAA, etc...), maybe 5-10%
Australia & New Zealand - I actually have no clue, but it should be quite similar to USA. 10-20%
All are estimates based off stereotypes that I've encountered.
Out of all my friends I know with a DS, only like 3 don't pirate...so I'm guessing 20-29%..
More than 20%, less than 30% for sure.