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SimCity Sells 1.1 Million Copies, Despite not Working half the time

SimCity, the DRM based game that everybody hates, is currently selling really well right now. So well, to the tune of 1.1 million copies. Origin, the online games service that fails in comparison to Steam, is also seeing a surge in memberships.

EA boasted their sales figures to Maxis in a press release, saying that SimCity sold 1.1 million units in it’s first two weeks of availability. Origin logged 1.3 million concurrent players, a new record conensideing with the launch of SimCity.

Over 15 million of hours have been logged, and would have been much more if the game actually worked all the time. 5.7 million new cities have been built, with over 780 million unique buildings being built.

“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,” COO Peter Moore said.

“SimCity is one of the storied brands in gaming, and Maxis delivered a game re-envisioned and engineered for the online age.”

However, all this good news was not enough, as EA lowered it’s projected financial revenue, which lead EA’s CEO John Rccitiello resigning yesterday.

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  • darkgamer001

    I really am ashamed of most of my fellow gamers. They just can't seem to grasp the concept of "voting with your wallet" and somehow assume that online complaints alone will get them somewhere. If you want to knock EA's greed a peg or two, you gotta stop buying DRMed games or incomplete ones (aka DLC abused titles)

    • Furious Francis

      Yes, I agree, but I think EA is paying for it. There business is tanking. I would have purchased SimCity if it didn't have DRM.