EA Prove Battlefield Is A Success With More Milestones

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:06 AM
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The latest finance report from EA is telling us some things we already know, such as how Battlefield 3's premium service is rather popular, reaching 4 million subscribers.

To put that into perspective however, their iOS title Real Racing has had 45 million downloads, getting on average 2 million users a day...

EA's Origin service was also shown off, having reached 50 million users; of which 22 million were mobile users. With all of their big title games now requiring the service, it's no surprise that Origin's subscribers are rising rapidly, as EA makes full use of being one of the largest publishers in the west.

They are also pushing into some worldwide markets, such as Fifa Online, which as well as being a hit in Korea will soon be landing on Chinese soil in a new deal with Tencent, a local publisher.

Have a look at their full report here.

What do you guys think, is EA actually doing as well as they say? Are they big enough to just write off and ignore failures like SimCity? Tell us your thoughts.

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22:39 Jul-24-2013

its funny cause EA still lost money

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16:21 Jul-24-2013

I like Origin more, I find their prices better than steam. (obviously when there's no summer sale)

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22:38 Jul-24-2013

Tomb Raider on Origin 59.99 +tax
Tomb Raider on Steam 54.99 +tax
just a small example...

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03:04 Jul-25-2013

thats on your country.

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05:49 Jul-25-2013

11.99€ on Kinguin ;)

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08:53 Jul-25-2013

Its free on that site we aren't allowed to mention on here ;)

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13:57 Jul-24-2013

I love how origin also copied steam, steam had their steam summer sale, then a week later origin have this new sale, with a lot of game 50% off.

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13:27 Jul-24-2013

EA doesn't realize they would make the fans happier if they went back to Steam I honestly HATE it to the core, there's no need of it since we have steam, I barely even play any of the games since Origin is just so terrible.

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01:56 Jul-25-2013

I have to agree... Origin pretty much serves no purpose but to be an annoyance.

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13:18 Jul-24-2013

The only things I 'hate' about Origin is the fact that you can't log in occasionally and the maximum amount of friends is just 100 (which I reached a long time ago)... :P

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13:31 Jul-24-2013

I don't like it because it is so slow, and the fact that steam is sooooo much better

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10:10 Jul-24-2013

EA, just like many other companies, cares only about the money. Their support is sh!t, origin is sh!t and most of their games are unoptimised which makes it sh!t too. Correct any mistakes =)

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10:27 Jul-24-2013

i agree... thumbs up for you

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10:40 Jul-24-2013

I have to disagree on the origin and optimization being ****, I have never had an origin problem it has always been fast for me and has reasonable prices also the only poorly optimized titles from EA i can think of are the NFS series (I maybe wrong though). They are actually a good company despite some capitalist ways. But hey in a world controlled by investors if they wanna survive they need a good quarterly report.

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11:59 Jul-24-2013

@yiannis i know it sucks that companies are so focused on earnings rather than quality, but hey that is why all developers are in the market, to make money, some directors like kojima like to make video game art, but the end goal is the same to make money,it is a shame that games that are just rehashes of the previous title make so much money, it really sours the industry, because the devs take it as, hey this is what people want,let's make more of this screw taking a bold new approach this is safe and marketable, but that's the way it goes :/

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13:47 Jul-24-2013

@SoultheKeeper It is bad that most companies are not like ubisoft, all the companies need to make money of course, but
@TOTTALOTTA origin is very slow actually and especially when downloading (for example: My internet speed is 65 mbps and I needed a whole day to download bf3 dlcs because the download speed was 300-400 kbs per sec...)

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14:38 Jul-24-2013

opposite for me man my net is only like 2 meg/sec between here and aus but i was getting atleast 1500k when i got bf3

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