Black Ops is the most pirated game of 2010, according to torrentfreak. It turns out that The PC version was downloaded over 4,270,000 times. The PC games were downloaded the most number of times compared to the Wii and the Xbox 360. The Wii and 360 also had its share of pirated games. Super Mario Galaxy 2 was the most pirated Wii game estimating 1,470,000 downloads. Dante’s Inferno was the most pirated 360 game estimating 1,280,000 downloads. Although, Black Ops was not only pirated on the PC, it was no doubt pirated on the other systems.
I doubt Activision took much of a hit from the pirating. They managed to break their sales record so it must of not affected them too much. Personally, I think Black Ops is just an overrated, online-focused first-person shooter. That is just my opinion so don’t get angry about it. I tried the online and quickly found how steep the online learning curve is. Is it too much to give decent starting online loadouts like Goldeneye 007 does?