Amazon has temporarily stopped offering digital purchases of SimCity, a move that's no doubt related to server-side issues which have plagued the game since its launch early this week. EA says it's working around the clock to patch up those problems, but in the meantime Amazon has cut off digital orders. The online retailer is still selling the boxed version of SimCity, however. But potential buyers of the physical copy are also being warned about SimCity's ongoing troubles. "Many customers are having issues connecting to the SimCity servers," the note says. "EA is actively working to resolve these issues, but at this time we do not know when the issue will be fixed." SimCity currently has a dismal rating of 1.5 stars on Amazon. As of this writing, 877 of 1,001 total ratings give the product just one star.

Update: In the wake of Amazon's move, some customers who bought the game directly through EA's own digital distribution service Origin are seeking refunds — with poor results. Polygon reports that while one Reddit user claims that they managed to get a refund, most are being quoted EA's policy to not accept returns for any downloadable Origin titles. One who threatened a credit card chargeback was told that his Origin account would be banned if he did so, though EA has since clarified that it will not ban players seeking refunds in general.