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  Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 Report News | Archive | Top  
The Sims Celebrate Birthday #3
- Posted 1:23 PM By Kagato
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It's hard to imagine that it's already been three years, but 'lo and behold, The Sims line of games turns three today.
"Three years ago, no one believed that a videogame about people and social interaction, without shooting, driving or what passes for action, could be published successfully," said EA President and COO John Riccitiello. "Today this game, The Sims, has evolved to become the world's most successful PC game and a global multi-platform success. The Sims' incredible appeal among teens and young adults, and especially among female players, has broken all the old established rules about videogames." --EA President, John Riccitiello.
Love it or hate it, this title of games will probably be around for quite some time as it's one heck of a cash cow for the folks at EA Games. And just in case you're one of those "gotta know everything" types, here's some interesting factoids about the game to-date:
  • The Sims franchise has shipped over 24 million units, including more than eight million units of the core product, The Sims.

  • Since the launch in 2000, The Sims franchise has spawned five expansion packs and a deluxe, console, and online version. The Sims has been translated into more than 17 languages and is sold worldwide.

  • An estimated 60 percent of The Sims players are female, most of them young teens.
  • And you just thought it was lonely geeks sitting in a dark room that played these games, hah!
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