SimCity has sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first two weeks on sale, EA has announced.

This year's game is also the biggest SimCity launch of all time.

Furthermore, EA revealed that approximately 44 per cent of all sales were recorded via Origin, plus an additional 10 per cent via other digital 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 statistics, 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.

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

It has also been revealed that over the last two weeks Maxis has increased SimCity server capacity by more than 400 per cent, optimized server response times by 40 times, and deployed fixes to address players' direct feedback on game performance.

Source: Press release