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Submitted by Sinner101GR 1025d ago | news

EA: Origin Has Generated $100 Million in Sales with 9.3M Registered Consumers

EA today updated its numbers on the growing Origin digital distribution service. While Valve's Steam probably has nothing to worry about just yet, EA's Origin is doing well for itself with 9.3 million registered consumers since launch, which has led to over $100 million in non-GAAP revenues for the publisher. (EA, PC)

donniebaseball  +   1025d ago
Better than I expected.
fluffydelusions  +   1025d ago
Yeah but some of it's no surprise since it's all digital and they can avoid a ton of fees from not having physical copies etc.
Heartnet  +   1025d ago
they gotta pay for servers to be up 24/7 + maitenence and constant updates though so i doubt the pricing for that jaz would make little difference
fluffydelusions  +   1025d ago
@above yes I know but I'd wager that cost is cheaper than all the costs involved in physical media.
TheIneffableBob  +   1025d ago
@Heartnet
Sure, but with retail you have to pay to press the discs and make the boxes, then you ship it off to a warehouse where you store the game, then you have people box up the games and then ship it off to the store.

Upkeep costs for physical is much higher than digital.
BattleAxe  +   1025d ago
Cool story EA.. Steam has over 40 Million users :D
adorie  +   1025d ago
ugh. i wish origin would crash and burn. i also wish ea would be divested and Valve take all their good studios under their wing..... then i woke up.
Theo1130  +   1025d ago
That's largely due to starwars and battlefield 3; which no doubt were going to sell well, but for origins to be a viable online platform it needs to have similar 3rd party sales.
KillerPwned  +   1025d ago
I was just gonna say this exact same thing man so yeah completely agree.
Heartnet  +   1025d ago
its already viable as EA makes a ton of games lol especially since they range from different genres and styles... doesnt need 3rd party if it can produce these kinds of results from a few games lol
Razor792  +   1025d ago
It only generates sales and users because you HAVE NO CHOICE but to use the crap if you buy an EA game. If it was optional I guarantee hardly anybody would use it.
Heartnet  +   1025d ago
It is completely optional.. just go and buy the physical copy and for most games it bypasses it completely...

and wasnt making it mandatory for digital downloads for EA completely the point of making it? if it was optional ofc no1 would use it as the games would be on gamefly or steam....

which is why EA only sell their games on origin now :) and gamefly (d2d) was a nice service with a decent amount of followers whilst steam was out so ya never know.. people might still have used it :)
BrutallyBlunt  +   1025d ago
The same can be said about exclusive games on consoles. Most if not all games available on Origin are also sold at retail such as Amazon. EA games are also available on various platforms.
h311rais3r  +   1025d ago
Only game that forces its use is bf3. Stop spewing nonsense
Pikajew  +   1025d ago
And how much of those are active users? I have an Origine account because I once made and EA account and never use it.
Lulz_Boat  +   1025d ago
9.29M ONLY because of battlefield 3

nice shot.
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kevnb  +   1025d ago
star wars sold alot too.
ExPresident  +   1025d ago
Yeah awesome, bleh, /end golfclap.

We gamers brought his on ourselves. No one likes Origin but obviously a crap load of people used it to play BF3 anyway. Would have been the perfect opportunity to show EA where they could put their new project.

I'd have been fine with it if I could have played it on either Origin or Steam, but noooo gotta be Origin or nothing.
pandehz  +   1025d ago
I got no problem with origin except theres this other program that has all my other games in it and is better in many ways.
Derpy  +   1025d ago
I don't use Origin on my PC, but I do have an EA account from back when I registered my copy of Burnout Paradise for my PS3. Recently I checked the account and found that it had been converted to an Origin account. I have to wonder how may of those 9.3M are actual Origin users or people who like me, had EA accounts prior to Origin?
steve30x  +   1025d ago
[Sarcasim} I find that hard to believe when Piracy is killing PC gaming [/sarcasim]

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