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EA Wants Origin To Be The 'HBO Meets Netflix' Of Gaming

As part of a Gamasutra-attended conference call, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello stated that the company's own digital gaming platform Origin has seen "similar revenues" when comparing sales of EA games on Steam.

Riccitiello said that the company is now watching the service's margins compared to its competitor's. "We're seeing good uptake," he said. "By way of comparision, when we've had good success on Steam and then the same title on Origin, we see similar revenues to a service that is much more mature and of higher scale at this point in time."

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koehler832333d ago

Most of the world has no idea what that analogy means.

Nuclearwinter2333d ago

"John Riccitiello stated that the company's own digital gaming platform Origin has seen "similar revenues" when comparing sales of EA games on Steam."

I'd have to call bullshit on that. The only reason he can get away with saying it is because Valve doesn't release sales figures.

FlashXIII2333d ago

Thought it was Microsoft's job to see something bloom into something BIG then copy it three years later? Origins will never compete with steam.

Fishy Fingers2333d ago (Edited 2333d ago )

If they plan to retail EA games only they dont have a chance against other DD services. They'll need to get some 3rd party support too.

Oh and selling a digital copy for £40 when its £30 in store and its your own game doesnt really encourage anyone to buy it through Origin.

wallis2333d ago

Yeah and I want the body of an athlete but it doesn't always work on what we want.

How about this EA. You reverse time and erase CnC4, give dragon age fans a real sequel, explain to bioware that mass effect isn't meant to be about the explosions an guns, give me back Westwood studios, give mirror's edge a sequel, remove dice's head from it's money sniffing ass and help them get back into the business of making games and out of the fuck-call-of-duty business and maybe I'll look into origin.

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