Origin a Big Hit, Says EA

As part of its earnings announcements today, Electronic Arts revealed that its digital games service Origin generated around $100 million in the 2011 calendar year from an estimated 9.3 million consumers.

The company also said that its MMO (created by BioWare) Star Wars: The Old Republic currently enjoys about 1.7 million active subscribers since launching in December, with 2 million units sold.

On the financial front, EA reported losses of $205 million for the quarter, down from $322 million. Net sales were $1.061 billion, compared to $1.053 billion the same period a year ago. EA estimates revenues for the fourth quarter between $925 million and $975 million.

EA also said that Battlefield 3 and FIFA 12 have both sold more than 10 million units, while Madden NFL 12 has sold almost 5 million units since its release.

Source: GI.biz

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