Electronic Art’s Origin service has passed 40 million users, setting a record for the number of users. This follows the record-setting release of “SimCity,” writes Eddie Makuch for Gamespot on March 19.
This figure is up from the end of 2012, when the user count for Origin was at 39 million. And in addition to this record, Origin also had the highest concurrent user count: 1.3 million users at its peak, during the release of “SimCity.”
Compare these numbers to Valve’s Steam service, which has a total of 50 million users. At the time of this writing, 4.6 million users are logged on; concurrent user peak is roughly 5.7 million.
In celebration of this milestone, Electronic Arts will hold its first-ever Player Appreciation Sale, where certain titles will be on sale. The sale will last from today until a week from now, and over 200 titles will be part of it; markdowns can be as much as 70%. The sale is available worldwide, and includes PC and Mac users. Some of the games included are “Crysis 3” ($30), “Mass Effect 3” ($10), and “The Walking Dead” episodes ($10).
For more information, check out Eddie Makuch’s article on Gamespot.