Origin and Star Wars: The Old Republic do well for EA in 2011
Towards the end of 2011 Origin and the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic kept EA looking pretty healthy for this financial year.
Origin, EA's rival service to Steam managed to rack up 100 million USD in sales for EA from 9.3 million customers. This may not quite be the 40 million customers that Steam sees but it is an impressive start for EA's fledgling digital service.
Star Wars: The Old Republic didn't do too shabbily either selling 2 million copies since launch just before Christmas. More importantly, it hasn't lost too many of those customers yet with 1.7 million active subscribers and more joining all the time.
That's not all for EA in this financial year as they have still to launch Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (due next week), Syndicate (which arrives at the end of February) and the game everyone has been waiting for, Mass Effect 3 (which is ready to drop in the first full week in March).
- Shovel Knight arrives on PlayStation platforms this week
- Microsoft shows off Spartan Locke in action in Halo 5: Guardians
- Bethesda E3 press conference invites tease everything but Fallout 4
- New Mass Effect details possibly leaked in an online survey
- Phil Spencer promises a first-party-focused E3 offering from Microsoft
- Valve tackles phishing and scamming on Steam by requiring new users spend 5 USD to make use of all features
- Borderlands franchise director leaves Gearbox
- Blizzard announces a release date for Heroes Of The Storm and an open beta too
- Ultra Street Fighter IV coming to PS4 at the end of May