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EA's Origin digital platform surpasses 5 million daily users

By Shawn Knight · 20 replies
Oct 20, 2011
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  1. Electronic Arts’ Peter Moore has revealed that the company’s digital distribution platform Origin has surpassed 5 million daily users in just four and a half months. Moore also makes some…

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,314   +258

    For real? 5 million? That's more then Steam which has around 3.5Mill daily. Still prefer Steam over Origin.
  3. Considering EA doesn't give you an option if you want to play one of their games now, the user numbers they post can be considered 'under duress'. Looking forward to the first lawsuit involving someone suing over EA's attempts to supercede an individuals constitutional rights.
  4. ChrisG683

    ChrisG683 TS Enthusiast Posts: 41

  5. PC EliTiST

    PC EliTiST TS Enthusiast Posts: 50   +6

    They found the best opportunity they could ever have to start their new client. It's called "Battlefield 3".

    Personally, as a user, I feel they exploit it heavily, but anyway. It's normal. If I was EA, I'd do the same.
  6. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,513   +900

    5 million because they have to....
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,633   +694

    Good catch ChrisG683. 5 million online sounded a little on the outlandish side...
  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    EA's Origin digital platform surpasses 5 million forced registered users. - Fixed that for ya Moore.

    Are you referring to the ToS? Pretty sure the recent atrocious SCOTUS decision covers them much to my dismay. And unfortunately EA isn't the only one that will be changing their ToS.
  9. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 376   +50

    I still prefer to buy my games on disc. Digital downloads should complement physical copies not replace them. As for Origin I think the previous posts said it best: those 5 million accounts are registered user accounts.

    Damn suits.
  10. haha, only reason its 5mill its because EA forcing us to play BF3 trough origin... put BF3 back on steam and EA will lose its 5 million registers :p
  11. MaXtor

    MaXtor TS Booster Posts: 112   +20

    No. You're not comparing the same statistics. Steam averages 3.5+ Million online at any given moment. Daily stats would be in the tens of millions no doubt. Steam at this very moment has 3.73 million online. Origin is saying throughout a day 5 million log on. That is impressive but still nothing compared to Steam, which is to be expected.
  12. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 560   +59

    Yeah like people have already mentioned the 5 million in a day could be correct but the total max number of concurrent users I reckon is going to be much much less. Steam get around 3.8million concurrent users but an average day based on http://store.steampowered.com/stats/ shows they actually have around 12million total in a day
  13. jeffz6

    jeffz6 TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Steam is still my fav, but Origin seams so fresh and appealing to browse. Browse all of 10 or so games that is.
  14. Over a year ago i was wanting BF3 and not MW3, but bit by bit i completly lost interest in BF3.

    Forced Origin, constant changes in the TOS, Battlelog site needed to run the game, some EA games not been able to register on Origin, all the excuses EA have given about steam, all the bickering towards MW3, etc. etc.

    Im now looking foward to MW3 thanks to EA's actions.
  15. 5 million users play some EA game which forces you to connect to Origin, so they are not really using Origin per se. Meanwhile millions actually choose to use Steam every day.
  16. LazyLee

    LazyLee TS Rookie

    Steam is overload, if accepted 5 mil or more soon. Then Origin is better choice. =>EA = smart.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,515   +2,308

    So EA has 5 million addicts in their digital suppository program? That's just super! :rolleyes:
  18. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,710   +869

    There aren't 5 million registered users.
    Origin released 5 seconds ago.

    This is a spam story created by EA to gain recognition and interest.
    I wish they would have worked with steam instead of against them.
  19. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    Those registered are Steam subscribers looking to play some BF3
  20. slamscaper

    slamscaper TS Booster Posts: 186   +35

    Steam presently has 35 million active user accounts, so Origin still has a long way to go to catch up. It's definitely a good start though.
  21. Origin isn't all that bad and I think its been great that EA started this service up. Its competition folks...which is good, mmm'kay? Overall the BF3 experience has been reasonably sound and the Battlelog is not an EA deal...its Dice's. So far, its had a fairly good launch all things considered.

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