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EA Declares Spore A Hit: Over 1 Million Copies Sold, More Than 25 Million Creatures Uploaded

Maxis' chart-topping evolution simulator Spore has sold over a million units since it was released on PC, Mac and Nintendo DS earlier this month, publisher EA revealed today.

Sales were not broken down by platform, which will undoubtedly lead to more arguments regarding the game's controversial copy protection. However, EA noted that over 25 million user-made creatures have been uploaded to the Sporepedia--a feature only available in the PC and Mac release of Spore and the Creature Creator.

"Spore is a hit," declared EA Games president Frank Gibeau. "Will Wright's latest delivers an incredibly diverse game that appeals to casual gamers and the core alike. We're off to a great start moving into the holiday season and believe Spore will deliver a platform of creativity for gamers of all stripes for years to come."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    September 24, 2008 1:48 PM

    So... when do you think the rest of the game developers will take a hint, stop blaming things on pirates, pick fights with actual consumers, and develop a genuinely unique and good idea players will like?

    Durrr... CoD10 is once again leading the charts...

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      September 24, 2008 2:13 PM

      As a game dev I thought gamers loved rehashed crap filled with bad ideas! But clearly I've been wrong! What was I thinking? The next time some publisher gives me millions of dollars and years of production time and plenty of design leeway to make whatever I want, I won't blow it all on crack and hookers!!!

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      September 24, 2008 2:16 PM

      You mean abandon the old "hardcore" games to create extremely simplistic, watered down, and cutesy games that appeal to the overly casual markets? Yeah, that'll go over well with those "hardcore" gamers.

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        September 24, 2008 2:37 PM

        Maybe all games doesnt have to be about a guy with leather jacket with guns running around killing everyone.

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          September 24, 2008 3:06 PM

          "The top five Xbox 360 games of 2008, through August, are as follows:

          1) Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games)
          2) Call of Duty 4 (Infinity Ward)
          3) Madden NFL 09 (EA Tiburon)
          4) Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Ubisoft Montreal)
          5) Army of Two (EA Montreal) "

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            September 24, 2008 3:12 PM

            Madden wears a leather jacket?

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              September 24, 2008 3:43 PM

              no, but the game would at least be original if he did.

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      September 24, 2008 3:38 PM

      If I got a a free leather jacket with every shit video game purchase, that'd be cool.

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