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Sim City was only released on one platform. And people aren't calling it a failure due to sales, it was always inevitable it would have relatively high sales due to the franchise name.

The reason it's a failure is because they essentially milked the IP, by releasing a low-quality product on a low budget and milking the high sales due to the past popularity of the series.

Exactly, this one sold well but considering that it was actually Maxis making it this time, and still was disappointing I could definitely see the next Simcity at least starting off with slow sales, they would pick up if they did make a good game but doing something like this which has a step back for every step forward? Yeah...not a smart idea.
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If by success they mean it does not work and people still buy it like crazy, then sure its a long tail marketing ploy that the trusting market was fooled by.
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A success in failure.
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How many of that 2 million actually are pleased with the game they bought? How much has this game further hurt EA's reputation.

EA has good reputation left? When I bought my first copy of Wing Commander on 3.5in floppy, EA had a good reputation - 20 years ago. Then they started gobbling up small studios and running them into the ground. it's been ten years since I have booted up an EA game and not expected bugs, so much so that I simply won't buy an EA game until it's bargain bin now. I even waited on Mirror's Edge, and I absolutely loved the concept and visuals in the launch trailers.
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EA has good reputation left? When I bought my first copy of Wing Commander on 3.5in floppy, EA had a good reputation - 20 years ago. Then they started gobbling up small studios and running them into the ground. it's been ten years since I have booted up an EA game and not expected bugs, so much so that I simply won't buy an EA game until it's bargain bin now. I even waited on Mirror's Edge, and I absolutely loved the concept and visuals in the launch trailers.

The average consumer doesn't know about all of this though.
It is slowly changing though, more and more gamers are getting sick of EAs crap...My friend who loves ME doesn't like EA anymore after ME3, another one wasn't happy with BF3, two or three of my (more casual gamer) friends are starting to dislike them because of the constant DLC, stuff pack and expansion pack barrage that is The Sims, etc.
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