Dev wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 04:37: Also, its unlikely that simcity sold poorly. Its been selling too well (apparently no one bothered to check pre-order numbers before counting servers) that caused much of their problems. On bluesnews alone, you have several people who bought it, despite everything known beforehand. Now think about clueless people who hear the name "simcity" and run out to buy it on that alone.
1.1 million sales is nothing to sneeze at but for a company like EA who spends more than that on marketing alone it's not really a big success either. I doubt SimCity will meet expectations if it experiences the usual post-release drop off. We'll start to see how aggressive their DLC strategy is if it doesn't push past 3 mil in the next month. Bioshock Infinite is coming out soon and will start stealing headlines and ad space as well. EA has BF4 coming up too though which many here won't care about but it will generate a lot of interest online.
EA really needs to change their overall structure, they can't really continue the way they've been going, continually upping the ante with every release.