Electronic Arts has announced that its online service Origin service has passed 40 million members. This is up from 39 million at the end of 2012. The service also reached set a new record for the peak concurrent user following the release of SimCity. There were 1.3 million players logged on at the same time.
Electronic Arts is celebrating this milestone with the services first "Player Appreciation Sale." More than 200 titles will be on sale, with up to 70 percent off. The sale started on March 19 and will end on March 26. Battlefield 3 Premium, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, and FIFA 13 are among some of the titles are 50 percent off.
To compare, Valve's Steam service passed 50 million members in September 2012, according to Gamespot. Also the peak concurrent record is currently 5.7 million members online at the same time.