umm... I think its pretty obvious that hardware manufacturers benefit from piracy, just like how they benefit from legitimate sales. As long as the software is there, people will want to buy the hardware, otherwise its kinda pointless. It just seems like though that certain developers have a harder time with piracy than others, even if the all make excellent games. Crytek got hit hard by piracy, but Valve doesn't seem care, and Ironclad Games have pretty much just said "go ahead and pirate it, but we know you'll want to buy it later". Then again, I bought the entire HL2 series, and Sins of a Solar Empire, so there's something to be said about just shutting up about piracy and letting your product sell itself.