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Electronic Arts has announced today that SimCity sold more than 1.1 million units in the first two weeks, making this the biggest SimCity launch of all time. Roughly 54 percent of those sales have been through digital distribution channels including Origin and other services.

[gn_quote style=”1″]”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.”[/gn_quote]

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.

Those are pretty impressive numbers for a game that had so many problems the first two weeks. Did you end up buying this game?

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