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EA: Origin is doing very well

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2012 15:32 User comments (5)

EA: Origin is doing very well Electronic Arts reported its quarterly earnings on Friday and it appears that their new digital distribution platform Origin is doing very well.
The platform has 9.3 million registered users, almost 25 percent of large rival Steam, which was established well before Origins launched in May.

To date, Origin has generated "over $100 million in non-GAAP revenue since launch," read the report.

Into the future, Origin has signed 11 more publishers, including Trion, CD Projekt Red, Paradox Interactive and Robot Entertainment, so revenue and subscriber base should increase exponentially.

Finally, the upcoming blockbuster Mass Effect 3 will have an Origin requirement, meaning you can't activate the game without signing into Origin. Steam will not be getting the game.

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5 user comments

14.2.2012 16:13

Origin is doing well only because its required to play Battlefield 3



24.2.2012 17:55

Originally posted by stuntman_:
Origin is doing well only because its required to play Battlefield 3
completely true.. I hate having to run origins just to play BF3....

34.2.2012 20:31

You can't compare Origin growth to Steam, because Steam was established so long before. It's like comparing the growth of New Amsterdam to the growth of Los Angeles.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Feb 2012 @ 20:31

45.2.2012 13:18

Quote:
Origin is doing well only because its required to play Battlefield 3
Origin is required for nearly all of EA's 2011 titles, just battlefield was one of the biggest.

56.2.2012 3:00

reminds me of that old ea sports saying..**** em and **** you too and Get the **** outta my building.

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