EA: SimCity Sells 1.1M Units in 2 Weeks, 54% of Sales Digital - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 18 March 2013 / 2,979 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.