Regardless of how you might feel about EA's Origin service, the publisher revealed today in their financial report that the DRM and distribution service how boasts over 50 million users.
People can complain all they want about how much they hate Origin, but the numbers certainly don't lie. Granted, EA kind of forces anyone who buys their games to sign up, but that still leads to high figures and money in their pocket. Last October, Origin had only 20 million, so the latest report shows quite a jump.
Meanwhile, Battlefield 3 deserves major props for helping EA expand Origin as much as they have. Battlefield 3 Premium, DICE's answer to Activision's Call of Duty ELITE, is also doing incredibly well, with over four million subscribers -- a huge leap from the 2.9 million in January 2013. As of January, EA confirmed $108 million in revenue from Battlefield 3's content, but no update on that was reported in the latest financial news.
Last summer, EA reported 1.2 million Battlefield 3 Premium users.