while this is true, if sales are up, more games are relased as its seen as easy money so although you will have some quality games a lot will be nothing but utter rubbish because they want to cash in just take a look at PC games now id say about 70-80% of releases are horrible and are just spin-offs from films, books or whatever is in the now. I think publishers use the piracy argument to justify higher prices sometimes when it may or may not be an issue for them. for instance why are games on steam more expensive than in shops ???? theres no DRM as such in it cause steam takes care of that, no physical media, box, intructions, packaging, shipping etc. MW2 was £40-45 on steam on launch but only £25-30 in supermarkets !!! Piracy and copywrite law definiately need to be addressed but i think both sides are taking the piss neither willing to compromise and unfortunately its the big companies that have the influence not the little man on the street. the digital economy bill thing was past with no thought at all and i didint even get a say !. Perfect example of a bill that was thought up by the people who are to benefit from it not from both points of view as it should have done.