Origin Starts Accepting Yandex.Money

March 7, 2012

Since the beginning of March, users have been able to pay for purchases on Origin with Yandex.Money. Origin is the official portal of the company Electronic Arts, a developer and distributor of electronic games. The service is available to all Yandex.Money’s users—both in Russia and worldwide.

Origin offers customers over a hundred games to choose from including exclusive special editions of Star Wars: The Old Republic and Battlefield 3. There are also products from EA Partners including Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and the Crysis series. In March, Origin will release the long-awaited new Mass Effect 3. You can pay for any of these games with your Yandex.Money account or a linked bank card.

Buying digital games and paying for virtual goods in online games are among the most popular uses of Yandex.Money. According to the company, purchases of video game account for two-thirds of all digital goods payments. Over the last six months, the frequency of such payments has increased by 50%.