The number of illegally downloaded video games has gone up nearly 20% in the last five years.
Figures from research firm Envisional also suggest the top five games from 2010 were pirated online almost a million times.
Industry executives are worried these figures mean a generation of people will expect to get games for free.
But some gamers dispute industry claims about how much of a problem online piracy is.
Newsbeat met Sam who illegally downloads around 100 titles a year and ends up buying around 50 of them.
“I buy games because I’ve pirated them, if I don’t get to try them I never would have bothered picking them up.”
Sam, who didn’t want to give his surname, says he’s not put off by the threat of being fined or sent to prison.
Read More/Source: BBC News