Electronic Arts announced today that The Sims celebrated a significant entertainment milestone by selling 100 million units worldwide. The Sims debuted in 2000 and has gone on to become the best-selling PC franchise of all time. With The Sims available in 22 languages in 60 countries around the world, there is no denying that the franchise is a major influence in the industry.
“At this milestone, we want to thank players of The Sims everywhere for making The Sims such a worldwide phenomenon,” said Rod Humble, Head of Studio for The Sims Label. “The Sims has been an interactive experience for people around the globe to explore their passion for creativity and we’re thrilled to be a part of that. From building houses and relationships, from the first kiss to a toddler’s first step, from kitchen fires – and even visits from ghosts, players have told more than 100 million unique and fun stories!”
REDWOOD CITY, CA April 16, 2008 A