EA's Origin Service Passes 30M Registered Users - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 November 2012 / 5,406 Views

Electronic Arts has announced the latest figures for its Origin digital game distribution service. The service how has more than 30 million registered users. This figure includes the 13 million registered users on mobile devices.

This is an increase of nine million since August, in which the service had 21 million registered users. It was just this past May that the service reached 12 million registered users, which shows nearly a three times increases in registered users in just six months.

EA's COO Peter Moore has noted that about 4.4 million registered users have purchased content. On average they spent $64.

"With the 70 plus developers that are now putting content on the platform," said Moore, "And with our own content itself - Medal of Honor debuted this week, obviously - our ability to continue to drive stronger commercial engagement as well as community engagement has got to be key, and the metrics all point towards that being a very strong part of our business."

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KeptoKnight (on 01 November 2012)

WOOW!!!!! Im gonna have to tell this to my grandmother.

Ganoncrotch (on 02 November 2012)

quick login to steam and see if she's online.

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LevelUP (on 01 November 2012)

(sigh)... were're generally talking about 30 million users who are forced to use their service if they want to play their games, it's a unethical way to compete with steam, cause they're a desperate competitor. Sadly it's not an illegal practice, so we'll be seeing more attempts of EA baiting users then putting them on a leash.

Ganoncrotch (on 02 November 2012)

completely agree but no one bunked into their games collection on steam really worries about any of these press releases by EA about origin even after it's weak foothold on online distribution a head from EA came out and assured that the next generation was going to be won on Retail games... aka we just lost the war to sell shit online :D

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jlrx (on 01 November 2012)

not at all impressive since it is required with most every single game they have these days.

Ganoncrotch (on 01 November 2012)

this announcement just 1 week after origin had a "bug" where you could get any game up to 20dollars for free if you made a new account on it? Some people made literally hundreds of new accounts during that "mistake" just to soak up the freebies. This isn't really shocking to hear still tho from the people who actually made legit accounts to buy things bought $281m worth of stuff tho which isn't bad. Doesn't mention by the way does this figure include anyone who buys games like Burnout and other titles from EA for the Xbox/ps3 which require you make an origin account to play them online. I guess it would do.

Ganoncrotch (on 03 November 2012)

looking back at this article I wonder if the 4.4million accounts with an item purchased on it includes the items purchased with the voucher from the mistake a few weeks ago? Even worse if they would be including the 20euros vouchers that they messed up on as part of the 64dollars that each of the 4million people who bought something had spent.

Pjams (on 03 November 2012)

30mill registered, 4.4 purchased content. Which equals about 25 mill who were either forced to sign up or have no idea what origin is and unwittingly signed up. EA is banking on the belief that its customers are either uninformed children or complete imbeciles; unscrupulous, arrogant.

Ganoncrotch (on 03 November 2012)

it's not its customers it's really trying to mislead with this sort of article at this stage, it is very much their shareholders. Putting figures out there like this sounds really good and like their service is getting more popular amongst gamers and try and compare numbers of new accounts vs steam etc but yeah like you said 25million of those accounts are people who bought retail versions of Battlefield or Mass effect 3 and needed to make an Origin account just to register and use those games.

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Pjams (on 03 November 2012)

Add your reply..@ganoncrotch Yes, I'm well aware that all these ridiculous press statements and schewed statistics are intended for the shareholders. But EA is the only publisher that constantly puts this out for the public to read, Activision was doing stuff like this for awhile until they hired away Sony's PR guy and he put a stop to it immediately. It's the height of arrogance, and it shows utter contempt for what we think. It's a huge miscalculation on EA's part, once the public defines you, no amount of money and marketing will change that perception, it takes years of goodwill. And EA seems dead set on burning any goodwill it has with it's customer base all while squandering the talent of the studios it has acquired.

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sethnintendo (on 01 November 2012)

So about 15% of their registered users bought content. Not that impressive but at least the average spent was $64.