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January 31st, 2013, 04:46
There are also people with Origin accounts who don't game on PC and just use it as a store to order PS3 or Xbox retail games.

On the PC digital download side, it works fine but the store is not easy to navigate or find what you want. Many DLC for EA titles is not sold on the Origin store, for example, and you can't click on a title and see all the related DLC, or see games recommended by friends, etc.

The social features are also rather lacking compared to Steam, so the client is not very sticky. Most people I know who use Origin only run it to play a specific game and then close it, but they leave Steam on nearly all the time. If Origin was not mandatory installation for recent popular EA games like ME3, BF3, Crysis 3, etc., I don't think there would be many subscribers at all.
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