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).
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 after all
- Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third gets a release date
- Adr1ft is coming to PC and consoles at the end of the summer
- EA gives the new Mirror's Edge a name – Mirror's Edge Catalyst
- ZombiU PS4 and Xbox One port reportedly in the works
- Mike Bithell's Volume to be released this August
- Gearbox's new shooter Battleborn gets a pre-E3 trailer
- Steam Controller launches in October, Steam Machines arrive in November
- Gears Of War devs Black Tusk change their name to The Coalition ahead of E3