View Full Version : EA boasts 30 million registered Origin users

October 31st, 2012, 00:22
Electronic Arts' online platform Origin has amassed thirty million registered users, the company has announced.
http://cdn.medialib.computerandvideogames.com/screens/screenshot_279640_thumb_wide300.jpg (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/viewer.php?mode=article&id=279640)Speaking at an investor call on Tuesday, the company said that nearly half of Origin's registered userbase comes from mobile. The group did not provide any detail on Origin's active user base, though it did say that about 4 million users are paying users.EA also stated that some 70 games studios sell their games through Origin.
Peter Moore, the publisher's second-in-command, last week told CVG that the company is focused on enhancing its Origin service on PC and mobiles only - suggesting that a long-rumoured Wii U edition is not likely soon.
Asked whether the full Origin experience will become available on Nintendo's Wii U system, Moore told CVG: "We haven't made any announcements on that".
"Origin continues to be a PC-centric service, one that's moving quickly to mobile, but as things evolve in the coming years we'll look at where the demand is. But at the moment Origin is very much PC centric and mobile centric."
Recently it was revealed that Electronic Arts had updated its user licence agreement to explain that all of the publisher's Wii U games will be tied to an Origin account. The deal between Nintendo and EA that has led to this decision is still unclear.