Electronic Arts proudly announced that Maxis’ SimCity 5 has sold more than 1.1 million copies in just a short period of time since it released. Despite of the issues regarding its need to be constantly online, and massive requests and criticism for having an offline version of the game, the sales were good and positive.
EA also said that more than half the sold copies of the game were through online and downloaded. This is showing a good sign that players has no problem playing it even if it needs to be always online.
According to Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer of EA, “SimCity is one of the storied brands in gaming, and Maxis delivered a game re-envisioned and engineered for the online age,”
Just released two weeks ago, the city-building simulation game went to several issues such as inability to enter the game or play the game when it is not connected to the internet. SimCity 5 requires to be constantly online all throughout the game. Exploring single player parts is not possible, too, if not online.
With this issue, EA have increased the server capacity of up to 400% just to lessen the delays or waiting and allow gamers to log on right away. The game publisher have recorded more than 15 million hours of online gaming.