Steam is the preferred digital distribution platform for most PC gamers, but EA's Origin has spent the last year building up…well, building up steam.

 

EA senior VP of global ecommerce David DeMartini told MCV that their "aim is to be a better version of Steam."

“If MySpace had stayed the one answer in social networking and no one switched to Facebook, then we’d all be stuck on MySpace right now and we wouldn’t have had the Facebook phenomenon,” he said.

“There are better mousetraps that ultimately get built out of this innovation and the only way you get to the innovation is to have other people try and do a better version of what someone has previously done. And that’s what we’re attempting to do on Origin. "

He added, "Origin is moving in that direction. We are not there yet. We understand that. But we are going to get there soon."

DeMartini reports that Origin has 12 million users, and that their revenue has grown 400 percent over the last year. Do you think it can ever catch up to Steam, though? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter.