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Over 5 Million Illegal Downloads for Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Over 5 Million Illegal Downloads for Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Written by Colin — 09 Jun 2010

According to the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association, aka CESA, Square Enix's hit portable title Dissidia: Final Fantasy has been downloaded well over 5 million times - and no, that's not downloads from the PlayStation Store. In fact, that is the number of times that Dissidia has been downloaded illegally.

CESA has apparently been tracking these illegal downloads for the top handheld titles available for both the DS and PSP. Dissidia has been downloaded 5,281,223 times since its release, easily costing Square Enix roughly 30,631,093,400 yen in damages.

Piracy has been quite the issue in regards to handheld consoles like the DS and PSP with custom firmware enabling users to run custom applications; however, an unfortunate by-product of custom firmware is also the ability to download ripped games.

Other top-downloaded titles include Phantasy Star Portable 2 which was downloaded well over 4 million times, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite was downloaded almost 2 million times and another Square Enix game that topped the charts is Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, which was downloaded just over a million times.

Source: Siliconera