Origin hits 1.3 million peak concurrent users

After SimCity launch, simultaneous user player figure for EA's online service reaches new milestone.

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The record-setting (and embattled) SimCity launch this month helped set a new peak concurrent Origin user milestone, at 1.3 million "and rising," Electronic Arts announced today.

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By comparison, competitor Valve's Steam service has 4.9 million concurrent players right now and a peak concurrent userbase of 5.7 million.

Of SimCity's 1.1 million total sales thus far, 44 percent (about 484,00) came through Origin, EA announced today.

For more on SimCity, check out GameSpot's review.

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