Update: Hours after reports came in that the SimCity download had been pulled from Amazon.com, it's back. The online retailer is once against offering SimCity as a downloadable purchase but keeps a disclaimer up, warning buyers to be wary.
The start of the disclaimer remains the same, with the latter half updated to more accurately reflect the current situation:
Many customers are having issues connecting to the "SimCity" servers. EA is actively working to resolve these issues, but at this time we do not know when the issue will be fixed. Please visit http://help.ea.com/en/simcity/simcity for more information.
The SimCity woes just don't stop. After long queues prevent people from getting into the game they bought, EA disabling "non-critical" components, and promising to add more servers by the end of the week, Amazon has decided to remove the digital version of SimCity from its site. There's a warning on the item page letting people know about the server issues and to head to the SimCity help website for more details.
Many customers are having issues connecting to the "SimCity" servers. EA is actively working to resolve these issues, but at this time we do not know when the issue will be fixed.
Boxed versions of SimCity are still available on Amazon, just from third-party sellers and not the retail giant. Eventually the digital version should come back in stock once EA gets everything in order with the servers, just there's no telling when that'll happen. With all these launch problems, some people are able to get into SimCity and enjoying Maxis' latest creation. For others, well, maybe things will improve by the weekend.