These Might Have Been The 50 Most Torrented Things On The Internet In 2011

Torrent site has opened its databases to the download specialists at TorrentFreak, sharing with them the 50 most commonly searched terms for torrent downloads in 2011.

While it's not perfect, and doesn't include other major Torrent indexes like Pirate Bay, it's as good as we're going to get, and with one of the five biggest sites in the world for such things, it's still worth a look.

The top 50 is dominated by generic terms for language options and video quality (ie "720p"), as well as Hollywood movies and important pieces of software like Windows 7.

As for video games? Not there. There's not a single individual game on the list. Not even Modern Warfare 3. Indeed the only remotely video game-related search term was "PSP" at number eleven. No DS, no PS3, no 360.

Food for thought.

BitTorrent Zeitgeist: What People Searched For in 2011 [TorrentFreak]


    Surely this is evidence that oppressive DRM is the way forward in gaming.

      I feel this is relevant somehow.

    everyone knows its happening yet nothing changes....strange

    What a surprise!

    The most torrented material is media put into a desirable format that is not readily available in that format where it is most desired! That an also the most successful most high-profile releases known!

    its because pirating psp games is much easier you see ;) and everyone ddl's ds roms

    I just started the psp roms, the console is dead so why not haha

    :S Why do they search 'porn'?!

    seems legit...over 10% of the list is to do with porn :P

    Well most games are downloaded from a private hosting site. due to making sure the games aren't traced. and they dont carry viruses.

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