EA’s Origin Continues to Make Waves, Boasts 30 Million Registered Users

on October 31, 2012 4:21 PM

Yesterday at EA’s earnings conference, the company’s COO Peter Moore talked about Origin and some mighty impressive figures relating to their digital distribution service. Origin boasts 30 million registered users and 4.4 million people who have purchased content of some form. That’s pretty impressive, considering less than a year ago I didn’t have high hopes for anyone rivaling Steam and was a bit annoyed that Mass Effect 3 couldn’t be purchased anywhere but Origin.¬†EA is continuing to secure developers all the time to publish their titles on the service, with Moore stating that there are over 70 that do so presently.

Personally, I don’t mind so much EA requiring a connection to Origin via their games – whether you purchase them digitally or not – but I will likely only use the service for EA titles. (Although, keep in mind that part of the reason they may boast so many registered users is because of this requirement.) My library right now boasts Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic and The Sims 3 (plus expansions). Still, their success is pretty impressive and will likely only continue to grow.

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Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.