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.
origin sucks I wish they would just give up on this crap and put everything back on steam
They're not going to just dump it if it's been successful for them.
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
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.
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.
I don't usually use Origin, but when I do, I have to download huge update, because I haven't start it for months...
I don't always use Origin... But when I do, I Don't. Instead, I drink Dos Equis and then start up Steam.
...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.
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)
I don't know either. When I download from steam, easily 3MBps, but with Origin - maybe 300-400k at most. No consistency.
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.
39 Million Battlefield 3 players that are forced to use Origin to play the game. neato..
* 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.
Wonder how many of those are actually active.
I probably have over 10 or so EA accounts that I made playing different games over the years. Those old EA accounts I believe were converted into Origin accounts Kinda like how Google says they have millions upon millions of Google+ users when all they did was take all their email accounts and force them into Google+
I don't have problems downloading from oirgin. I'm used to it. And I got fios. I downloaded end game in 30 min on release. I like the battle log and I'm not kissing ea's ass but its very detailed and I'm already used to it. I can alt tab bf3 easier and shut it. Steam is the kiss of death for some games.
There's a big difference......50 million users that use the service constantly and 40 million users that only got an account in the first place was to play a battlefield/sims etc and that never use the service.
People still on that bandwagon of hate? I prefer to have all my games on the one service(Steam) too but Origin isn't that bad. Plus their download speeds absolutely cream Steam's
Obviously 40 million is pretty impressive but consider this Origin also sells retail PS3/360 and as you would expect you to have an account to buy them. I know this because I bought Kingdoms of Amalur this way during a sale. It's because of little tidbits like these, I would argue on the whole Origin members do not actively use Origin nearly to the extent Steam users use Steam. I would also argue it inflates the number of registered members of Origin.
But I thought PC gaming is dead
It's because people still don't understand the concept of not spending money when they don't like the company or their products. I am proud to say - -> I've never played Battlefield 3 -> I've never played the new Sim City -> I've never played Dead Space 3 -> I've never played Mass Effect 3 ...and I'm happy with that. I can sleep at night, knowing that I don't spend money on a company I don't like or on products that are sold on a platform (Origin) - that I don't like (or on a product I don't like). Stop buying EA Games just because they're awesome - even though you hate EA or Origin. That's how you just fuel the fire.
That's 40 million too many. I won't bow down to EA and their practices. I was a huge fan of Battlefield prior to BF3. I never bought BF3 because of how they forced Origin in your face.
If i find a game on Origin cheaper than steam i will buy it on Origin and the other way around i dont care who makes the service if the game is cheap i will buy it
I registered for Origin. I don't, however, actually use it much.
^ same, i registered and have never even logged in after that i think
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