Yes, that's true in many cases, but certainly not all; maybe not most. I know of people who buy something but play the pirated version, just to avoid DRM. Some people pirate because they wanted a demo of the game, but there wasn't one. Some people pirate games that they don't deem worth their money (I'm not saying that's justified, but that is a reason some people have). Some people think the game is too expensive (where personally I say just wait till the prices drop). I remember reading an article about how most people who pirate content never intended to buy the media in the first place, so, in most cases, companies do not lose out on anything. But, when they pull crap like Denuvo, they will lose customers. I've said it before: if you don't want your content to be pirated, make it not worth pirating. That isn't as hard as it sounds, all you have to do is not insult your loyal customers. The Witcher 3, for example, is one of the most successful games (including in a financial aspect) in recent memory and it has little to no DRM required. From what I understand, the game is relatively easy to pirate, and if you were to do so, it doesn't seem anyone or anything is going to stop you. And yet, people buy it anyway, because they deemed the game deserving of their money.