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47. Re: EA Denies Layoff Rumor Apr 17, 2012, 19:58 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 09:55:
I don't buy the argument that they make more money per sale and that somehow eclipses all Steam sales. Steam has something absurd like 35ish million active accounts last time I checked. Just even the impulse buys on a platform that large would likely dwarf first run sales on Origin. They are quite likely missing out on a lot of money to build out the Origin platform but I'm not sure they understand quite what they're up against - both their own negative reputation and consumers desire to use as few platforms as possible.

40M Steam (Jan 2012) and 9M Origin (Feb, PC Gamer), apparently. They're doing better than I would have thought, honestly, and large enough that I have doubts about whether the impulse buyers are such a significant factor. I'm sure it would for low priced indie games, but not so much for full priced games. And people seem willing to sign up for GOG, and of course Battle.net is probably bigger than Steam.
 
 
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