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Origin Hits 40 Million Members

Steam’s competitor Origin, has hit a new milestone. 40 million people have now registered for the service, compared to Steam’s 50 million registered users.

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soultecc1285d ago

origin sucks I wish they would just give up on this crap and put everything back on steam

Pandamobile1285d ago

They're not going to just dump it if it's been successful for them.

soultecc1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

yes but I bet if they put all the games on steam origin users would drop to zero, the only game I have on origin is battlefield 3 but if they put it on steam I would gladly delete origin and buy it again via steam.

also when I preordered moh warfighter I got a email from origin saying I would get £20 added to my origin account, which I still haven't received, did anyone else get that email I was just curious

Pandamobile1285d ago

I got that email. It took them a week or two after the launch of MOH:W, but I did get $20 back in my Paypal account.

N0S3LFESTEEM1285d ago

I wonder how many people only have Origin because of BF3... I know I'm one of those. I just think of it as a glorified game launcher for BF3 much like Uplay is for Farcry 3.

Vladplaya1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

I don't usually use Origin, but when I do, I have to download huge update, because I haven't start it for months...

adorie1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

I don't always use Origin... But when I do, I Don't.

Instead, I drink Dos Equis and then start up Steam.

ThreshStar1285d ago

...yeah, because EA's main franchises like Mass Effect, Battlefield, Dead Space, etc. HAVE to use origin in order to play their game.

Oh yeah, I still have yet to update Battlefield 3 as well as download the Endgame DLC because their server download speeds are a joke.

I willingly use Steam. I begrudgingly use Origin.

Figure it out, EA, or get ready to be voted the Worst Company of the Year yet again.

chcolatesnw1285d ago

i don't see what you mean about the download speeds. i always get my full 25mbps OR 25Mbps/8 = 3.1MBps on origin. And so do my friends from the same region (Toronto) and from USA (W DC), and Germany (Hamburg)

ThreshStar1285d ago

I don't know either. When I download from steam, easily 3MBps, but with Origin - maybe 300-400k at most. No consistency.

N0S3LFESTEEM1285d ago

I hit 3.1mps as well when I had to re-download BF3 after the End game patch bricked my initial install. I have 32-36Mbs download speeds but I never see anything more than 2.5Mbs so I was a little excited. Downloaded 20gigs in 2 1/2 hours.

Sucitta1285d ago

39 Million Battlefield 3 players that are forced to use Origin to play the game.

neato..

NotSoSilentBob1285d ago

* 40 million accounts. And of course it is going to happen when EA FORCES just about every game it makes to be part of it as DRM failure.

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