4.5m people wouldn't of bought the game. I myself pirate "some" games. yet my steam account has over 200+ games on it, i like to try games. If i like what developers have done, ill buy it.
Simple, some people pirate because they have no expendable money to buy games, others just because it's there.
Ive downloaded some games just because i saw a topic and thought hmm ill try that.
its not a good reason, people who earn money by working hard and saving what they can deserve it, does that mean if i dont have money i should steal a car just to try it and see if i like it, and if i dont just bin it , if people want to try games there is one very easy thing to do..download the demo thats what they are for
Most games do have demos few dont but still i cant say i would condone piracy, just my view tho not dissing anyone, specially not this cheery time of year
and now i have the original
So I guess, lack of availibilty is a good reason for a "considerable" portion of piracy being done.