News: That is a big pile of Sims.
Electronic Arts has announced that The Sims 3, the latest game in The Sims series, has sold 1.4 million copies in its first week of availability. This marks the biggest first week sales for a game or expansion in the Sims franchise ever.
EA is also proud of the fact that players have downloaded over seven million pieces of player created content (made up of Sims, stories, houses and other in-game items) in The Sims 3. Further more, the iPhone/iPod Touch version has taken over the number one spot on the "Top Paid Apps" list on June 2 and has remained there ever since.
?With more than a dozen press awards, strong reviewer scores and positive feedback from The Sims community, we are thrilled with the success of The Sims 3 launch and the early sales indicate that we have another hit on our hands,? said Rod Humble, Head of the EA Play Label. ?The volume of items created with The Sims 3 and downloaded online is a testament to how passionate The Sims players are. It's their world now, we can't wait to see everything players create and share.?
?The Sims 3 for the iPhone and iPod touch soared to the number one Top Paid App position in the U.S. Apple App Store in just 18 hours of its launch and reached the number one Top Paid App position in 37 countries worldwide within two days of launch, making it EA Mobile's 3rd game launched at $9.99 to reach the number one Top Paid App position,? said Adam Sussman, VP Worldwide Publishing for EA Mobile. ?The game's sales success along with its strong critical acclaim demonstrates that The Sims 3 mobile experience is a worldwide hit with our customers.?
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