If one were to purchase a game legitimately for a console and download that same game illegally on the PC is that unethical?
Yes it is apart from being illegal as you actually mentioned yourself.
Additionally, what if the PC version was thought to be far superior and the console game were left basically untouched?
Absolutely immaterial far as I am concerned.
To be honest I feel this particular topic serves no purpose and neither myself not Geeks to Go condone such discussion or the moral implications of obtaining software from anywhere/how unless from a legitimate source be it freeware or purchased.This topic is now closed.