Electronic Arts announced as part of its year-end financials that SimCity
has sold 1.6 million units since its launch in March.
The company noted that 50 percent of sales were "digital downloads." Since the city-builder is only available through EA's Origin digital distribution network, we deduce that to mean 800k sales through there.
The company previously mentioned the game had sold 1.1 million copies
in two weeks despite the title's launch complications
, which are still being worked out