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Most Star Wars: Commander players choose the Dark Side

Given the choice between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance, most Star Wars: Commander gamers align themselves with Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and the Dark Side of the Force.

Most gamers just couldn't resist the Dark Side of the Force. Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

When it comes to video games, most of us would much rather use The Force for evil than good, according to data from Disney Interactive.

Star Wars: Commander is the first major "Star Wars" game from Disney post-Lucasfilm, and is the first game to follow the new . In the game, players are forced to choose to align their base with either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, and spend their time fighting in missions for their chosen party.

On Thursday, Disney Interactive announced that Star Wars: Commander had been downloaded 5 million times since it launched on August 21, and released some interesting stats about where gamers placed their loyalties. Overall, a majority of gamers (52.4 percent) chose to align their base on the site of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and the Galactic Empire.

Interestingly, countries in the Northern Hemisphere were much more likely to align with the Dark Side, while those in South America, Africa, and India generally went with the Rebel Alliance.

The United States overall showed a preference for the Galactic Empire, which was chosen by 52.7 percent of all US gamers. That kind of makes sense given that most people in the US like Darth Vader more than most current politicians. "The force is strong in North Dakota," however, according to Disney, as the Peace Garden State was the only state in the union to side with the rebels.

What does this mean, you ask? Are we all just secretly evil people ready to send some Force Chokes and Force Lightning Bolts at those who wrong us? Probably not, as Star Wars: Commander is just a game. But when we play games, at least, it seems most of us would prefer to be Darth Vader than Luke Skywalker.

In Star Wars: Commander, most players choose the Dark Side.Disney Interactive

(Via GameSpot)