Ever wondered what games the people of New York like to download the most? Or perhaps you lose sleep over not know if the residents of Texas are more likely to download Skyrim than they are The Sim 3. OK it isn’t likely that these things have bothered you, not unless you work at one of the governments anti-piracy organisations.
The team over at Movoto decided to do some research on BitTorrent to find out what games are being downloaded the most on a per-state basis and the results are actually quite surprising. Obviously this years biggest releases dominate the chart quite a bit, with Watch Dogs taking up a lot of spots, as well as a few classics such as Garry’s Mod making its way into the list despite its age.
Not content with just “which state downloaded the most of X” the team at Movoto also took into consideration the varying populations of each state, calculating the rate of pirates per 10,000 people in each state. Although even the worst looking states such as Nevada and Washington only have a game piracy rate of less than 1 person per 10,000, whilst TV show piracy is more in the region of 4.3 per 10k.
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