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SimCity sells 1.1 million copies in two weeks

EA may be having problems with SimCity, however that's not stopped it from having the most successful launch in the series so far.

It's being reported that EA has sold through 1.1 million units in the first two weeks since launch, making this the biggest SimCity launch of all time. Roughly 54 percent of those sales have been of digital versions of the game, downloaded directly to players' PCs via Origin or other digital download services.

"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 gamers have also helped set new records for peak concurrent users on Origin, now at 1.3 million and rising.

In just two weeks:

- SimCity players have logged more than 15 million hours of online gameplay.
- More than 5.7 million original cities have been created since launch.
- More than 780 million buildings have been built.
- SimCity mayors to date have built enough road and railroad tracks to circle the globe more than 40,000 times.

It's no wonder that the servers have been having such issues with these numbers, although EA Maxis should still really have been prepared for this.

At the moment the servers seem quite stable, with only a few game issues left to be iron out, such as problems with the trafficking system which sees cars pile up on one road instead of using alternative routes. Maxis is currently prioritising a fix for this issue.

We highly recommend SimCity in any case, since none of our staff have had any issues with it at all since launch.

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Edited On 19 Mar, 2013

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0000000000 4 years ago
considering its many early issues i think thats a really impressive sum! bet people also just brought it for the free game lol, but its got a big fan base and people stay loyal to that its obviously going to sell!
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
Spend £40 get two games, yeah I'd bite if it wasn't for Origin
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I'd really like a bash at this at some point in the future, no rush though
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Shoxy85 4 years ago
Does the Simcity download version count towards your membership level? I know it doesn't add any points to your account.

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