EA Steam Return Hint

A tweet from Electronic Arts adds fuel, or at least steam, to the recent indications that EA Games will be making a return to Steam (thanks DSOGaming). In a bygone time Electronic Arts games were sold on Steam, but that ended when EA launched Origin as their own online store back in 2011. The new tweet offers a visual hint at the return, showing an EA mug emitting wisps of steam. This seems like a pretty straightforward clue, though it could just mean that they really like coffee.
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Acleacius wrote on Oct 27, 2019, 15:11:
Once again, those sales numbers are based on ea alone, not how much revenue they lost by losing Steam customers. We are talking about the largest gaming platform on the planet, afaik.

For example one of the big things they did that year was allow ME2 to stay but not the DLC. Secondly ea has a huge number of big selling games based on franchises which drove up their numbers. I basically baffled you don't realize or understand ea lost profit by removing their games from Steam. Fee or no fee, and regardless of yearly sales numbers.

Att, I don't remember ea saying it was the Fees. It could have been just what stuck out to me. What I remember was it was Steam's patch/product rules that pissed ea off and caused them to leave.

Wow, you're dense and (still) uninformed.

The numbers are EA's net revenue on the PC platform (and browser) across all of those years. What do you even mean "EA alone"? You obviously lack the most simple comprehension when it comes to finances.
The pre-Origin revenue bookings obviously include EA's Steam sales since those were sales booked by the PC segment. What part of that is unclear to you? The numbers are their PC revenue including all physical and digital sales as well as subs and everything on all platforms (Steam pre-2011, still Steam even post-2011 and GOG since they kept many older games on both of those platforms, Origin, MMO clients/stores, browser game stores etc.). It is their entire PC segment bookings. Simple.

Yes, the numbers obviously (Captain Obvious to the rescue!) depend on their releases to an extent, e.g. Battlefield is a relatively strong PC franchise so any year a new Battlefield launches will be a stronger year for EA's PC segment or the release of PC-exclusive MMOs like SWTOR will also have an effect naturally (SWTOR did rather well by the way contrary to what many people claim... just because it did not "kill" WoW does not mean it was a failure).

There are also many, many other factors like the release of new consoles, economic factors (the years after the global financial crisis in 2008 were generally weak and EA even posted losses in some years back then) yada... yada... yada... all of that is obvious and clear as day.

Nice try attempting to distract from your dumb talk though.

You claimed that EA "took a huge hit" when they left Steam. I'm still waiting for your numbers and facts to back that up. Until then please do yourself a huge favor and do not embarrass yourself any further.
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