AfterDawn: Tech news

The Sims game series sold 100 million copies

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Apr 2008 0:23 User comments (5)

The Sims game series sold 100 million copies Electronic Arts (EA) announced a significant milestone on Wednesday for itself and the entire games industry, revealing that 100 millions copies of The Sims series of games have been sold. The series was first launched in 2000 and since has been available on PC, Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) and Nintendo Wii. The PC platform has hosted its strongest performance. It's original creator Will Wright (no longer involved with Sims) is considered to be one of the brightest sparks in the industry.
The milestone for Sims puts it up with some of the biggest names in gaming history, including Nintendo's Mario and Pokemon games, which sold 201 million and 175 million units respectively. The series, which allows players to control the day-to-day lives of simulated characters online or offline, has been published in 60 countries and 22 languages.

About 60% of all players of the Sims series are women. "It's appealing to a large market that core video games have traditionally ignored," said Colin Sebastian, an analyst with Lazard Capital Markets. Nancy Smith, who leads EA's Sims Label, said that the 100,000 Sims video clips posted on YouTube shows the creative nature of the players that are attracted to the Sims series.

The videos include a version of Michael Jackson's Thriller video with Sims characters and the Broadway musical Rent.


Get regular news updates from AfterDawn.com by subscribing to our RSS feeds using the Subscribe button below. If you have been living in a cave for a few years now and don't know how to use RSS feeds, then Click Here to read a Guide on how to use RSS (and other) feeds.

Previous Next  

5 user comments

117.4.2008 10:45

just awful!

219.4.2008 13:03

Originally posted by plutonash:
just awful!

In a positive manner or negative?

320.4.2008 1:52

EA has milked this series worse than Nintendo has milked Mario, its pathetic. EA has made what, 30 spin offs of this game? No wonder it has sold so much.

420.3.2010 20:43
EE
Unverified new user

its awesome! ! GOD DONT BE SOO JELUS!

524.3.2010 14:44

trust me its a classic series.

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive