Home
Forums
Articles
Reviews
News Search
News Archive
File Downloads
Chat Client
Polls Page
Contact
Members
Pictures
MWGL Mail Login

Matrox Parhelia Reef Demo The Best DirectX 8 Benchmark Ever?
Dungeon Siege Tweaking Guide
 
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Midnight Club 2: XBOX
Inside Pitch 2003: XBOX
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
EverGlide MousePad


 

  Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 Report News | Archive | Top  
The Sims Celebrate Birthday #3
- Posted 1:23 PM By Kagato
EMail News to a Friend  Printer Friendly Version    0 Comments | Add 
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!
     
    0 Comments Posted

    Add a comment

    You have to be logged in in order to post comments..

    If you don't have an account yet? Follow this link!

     
    Username:

    Password:


    Click here to Register!

    Who do you think makes the best gaming console?
    Microsoft
    Nintendo
    Sony
     
     November
    SMTWTFS
       1234
    567891011
    12131415161718
    19202122232425
    2627282930