EA have announced that it’s digital download client, Origin, now has 9.3 million registered users, which is almost a quarter of Valve’s Steam client which stands at around 40 million registered users.
Whilst statistics mean little to nothing, an important note in regards to this is the impact of large launch titles that are exclusive to Origin. It was recently announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic had hit 1.7 million subscribers, making up almost a fifth of Origin client downloads.
The other key launch is Battlefield 3, which I expect also brought a large number of gamers towards Origin. Whilst I care very little for digital download clients, everyone will have their favorite and some of us will have both installed.
What’s your favorite download portal? Steam or Origin? Tell us in the comments section below!