BioWares Dragon Age: Origins Reaches Triple Platinum Sales

February 8, 2010

BioWare’s
Dragon Age: Origins Reaches Triple Platinum Sales

Legendary Studio’s Newest Title
Wins over 30 Industry Awards, Ships Over 3 Million Units Becoming BioWare’s
Sixth Consecutive Blockbuster Franchise

BioWare announced today that Dragon
Age: Origins has sold-in over 3.2 million* units worldwide. The “RPG of the
Year” as named by Game Informer, G4, SpikeTV, AOL.com, and PC Gamer, Dragon Age:
Origins has been hailed by Seth Schiesel of The New York Times as, “…perhaps the
best electronic game made yet.” Dragon Age: Origins has won over 30 “Best of
2009” awards and has an average review score of 91**. This staggering critical
and commercial success makes Dragon Age: Origins the sixth consecutive
blockbuster from BioWare, alongside Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Star
Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire and Mass Effect.

Since the release of Dragon Age:
Origins in fall 2009, the studio has continued to enchant gamers with additional
content packs including Warden’s Keep and Return to Ostagar. The upcoming
expansion pack, Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening is set to launch on March 16,
2010.

“This is a tremendous start for the
Dragon Age franchise and we are extremely pleased with the great reception the
game has already received from critics and fans worldwide,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka,
co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. “Our
team is dedicated to crafting high quality, engaging new adventures and stories
in the world of Ferelden for our fans!”

Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening,
BioWare’s next installment in the Dragon Age lore, occurs following the events
of Dragon Age: Origins. Players assume the role of a Grey Warden Commander
entrusted with rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens and tasked to uncover the
mystery of how the darkspawn survive after the slaying of the Archdemon. How
players choose to rebuild their order, resolve the conflict with the mysterious
“Architect,” and determine the fate of the darkspawn are just some of the many
intriguing moral choices that will shape each player’s heroic journey. Players
will be able to import their character from Dragon Age: Origins or start out as
a new Grey Warden from the neighboring land of Orlais.

Dragon Age: Origins received “Best
of 2009” awards from a wide range of respected media outlets around the world,
including USAToday.com, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, The Associated Press, Game Informer,
GameSpot, IGN, and many more. The game has also inspired a tremendous response
from gamers as BioWare’s online community skyrocketed to more than 5 million
registered users, helping to make DragonAge.com the most visited site in EA’s
network in 2009, including EA.com.

Dragon Age: Origins is available now
for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the PC and is rated ‘M’ for Mature by the
ESRB, ‘18+’ by PEGI, and 18 by the BBFC.

*According to internal EA data

** On PC according to Metacritic.com