China accounted for 3.2m of the illegal downloads

Football Manager 2013 pirated 10m times, with one from the Vatican

At this year’s London Games Conference, Football Manager boss Miles Jacobson revealed 10.1 million people have illegally downloaded the game.

Football Manager 2013 was cracked on May 12th this year, but the crack featured a flaw called Home, which allowed Jacobson and his team to track the IP address of everybody who illegally downloaded the game, including one that was registered as being from inside Vatican City. Although it is possible the IP address was spoofed using forwarding software.

China accounted for 3.2m of the illegal downloads. Turkey was in second place with 1.05m followed by Portugal with 781,785 games.

Here’s the top 10 territories for piracy:

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