EA: Origin is doing very well

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.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 4 Feb 2012 15:32
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  • 5 comments
  • stuntman_

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




    4.2.2012 16:13 #1

  • gunlove

    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....

    4.2.2012 17:55 #2

  • statomike

    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.

    4.2.2012 20:31 #3

  • Mysttic

    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.

    5.2.2012 13:18 #4

  • Kannz

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

    6.2.2012 03:00 #5

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