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How does EA benefit from Origin?

#1VanderZooPosted 2/14/2014 12:39:41 AM
If they put their games on Steam, they'd sell more games. But they restrict their games to Origin, my question is why? You don't need to pay to use Origin. Is it that they don't like Valve selling their games for 50-75% off?

I understand they get 100% of the profit from sales on Origin, but overall that's still probably less money than what they would make by selling more copies on Steam.
#2EpicKingdom_Posted 2/14/2014 12:46:40 AM(edited)
From EA's perspective. EA is the only way.

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#3steveboblarryPosted 2/14/2014 12:51:58 AM(edited)
Because they are short sighted, They should be doing what Ubisoft is doing, which is have they're own client ,however you can still buy there games from steam. The games just activate a modfied version of the client.

EA was just butt hurt they could not buy out valve. For some reason they thought Origin could do a better job then Steam. Which I will say could be possible if they actually put more resources into making the client better for the PC community.
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#4dekouPosted 2/14/2014 12:51:06 AM
The percentage of users who refuse to use Origin is probably negligible in the BF/Sims/Sports crowd.
#5HamBurglar69Posted 2/14/2014 1:26:58 AM(edited)
dekou posted...
The percentage of users who refuse to use Origin is probably negligible in the BF/Sims/Sports crowd.


Pretty much this.

Despite how much people dislike Origin, the Battlefield series, Sims series and few sports titles they have available on Origin still make it viable for EA to make their own client because they are so popular people will put up with it.

I imagine they are doing better than Ubisoft at least anyway. I know I prefer Origin over Uplay.
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#6VanderZoo(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2014 1:41:37 AM
Yeah but my point is, they're probably making less money via Origin than if they simply released their games on Steam.
#7steveboblarryPosted 2/14/2014 1:47:37 AM
^ its debatable. I know Valve takes a 30 percent cut of sales.
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#8FaPaThYPosted 2/14/2014 1:54:02 AM
VanderZoo posted...
Yeah but my point is, they're probably making less money via Origin than if they simply released their games on Steam.


Maybe, maybe not. I think Valve was asking for a 30% cut or something, which is kind of a lot if true. Even if they're not making as much as they could right now, it's probably a smart business decision in the long term if they can keep growing.
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#9BlackMantisPosted 2/14/2014 2:10:52 AM
Profits.

I tried Origin once to give it a fair shot. It froze up my computer completely and I had to do a system restore. One and done with me. I'm not buying into EA's BS anymore.
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#10PsythikPosted 2/14/2014 3:03:18 AM
steveboblarry posted...
Because they are short sighted, They should be doing what Ubisoft is doing, which is have they're own client ,however you can still buy there games from steam. The games just activate a modfied version of the client.


S*** now you tell me this, after I just installed UPlay and activated two games on it. Son of a b****.
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