EA: SimCity Sells 1.1M Units in 2 Weeks, 54% of Sales Digital - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 March 2013 / 3,176 Views

Electronic Arts has announced that its latest release SimCity sold more than 1.1 million units in its first two weeks on sale. That is good enough for the biggest release in franchise history. 54 percent of the sales were sold digitally. 44 percent of the total sales were on EA's Origin service.

"SimCity had a great weekend with sales strong across both North America and Europe, adding to overwhelming demand at launch that has us tracking well beyond expectations for the game," said Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer for EA. "SimCity is one of the storied brands in gaming, and Maxis delivered a game re-envisioned and engineered for the online age."

SimCity developer has worked hard to improve the games online infrastructure. Server capacity has increased by more than 400 percent and server response times have increased by 40 times.


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VGhippy (on 18 March 2013)

Sad to see so many people support always-on drm :-(

Augen (on 18 March 2013)

For players like me I fear will mean more and more games I simply will not be able to play in the future. I am looking if anyone knows of SimCity equivalents that allow for offline play.

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LevelUP (on 18 March 2013)

I wouldn't trust anything said from Peter Moore, this guy is known to flaunt numbers, he is the reason why Origin exist and EA being Pro-DRM.

Zappykins (on 18 March 2013)

Imagine how huge it would have been without all the problems, bad press, and unhappy customers. In other news, I think Tropico 4 is really enjoying good times.

Michael-5 (on 18 March 2013)

This makes me want to get the game, but is there no way around the always online connection? I didn't like it with Mass Effect, and I don't plan to connect my PC to the internet (use it as an HD Video Hub)

nanarchy (on 19 March 2013)

It is sad, I really want to buy this game, but the always online is a showstopper as games like SimCity are what I play when travelling, i.e. when you can't be certain to have always online.

ryuzaki57 (on 18 March 2013)

Now they've increased server capacity, I really suggest they increase build capacity : took me about 3 hours cover the surface of my 2nd city.

maxspeeds (on 18 March 2013)

Very nice, love the game

hunter_alien (on 18 March 2013)

No VGhippy, we are gamers, we support good games. If that means that I will be connected to the game servers 24/7... good for me, bad for you ;-)