The Sims Franchise Sells Over 100 Million Units

The Maxis-created lifestyle simulator series The Sims has sold over 100 million units since its debut in 2000, publisher Electronic Arts claimed today.

That figure encompasses the whole of The Sims franchise, including The Sims (PC), The Sims 2 (PC), and countless expansion packs along with console and mobile phone versions. The next entry in the series, The Sims 3 on PC, is due out in 2009.

According to the company, 100 million boxes of The Sims were lined up end-to-end would stretch from New York City to Moscow.

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    April 16, 2008 3:02 PM

    I wish they would put the Sim City franchise in the hand of some inspired game developers. Sim City 4 was good, but they could do so much more with the series.

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      April 16, 2008 4:06 PM

      I think the inspired game developers that they would like to pass the project onto have been doing Spore for the last.. half a decade or so? Hah.

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      April 17, 2008 2:35 AM

      Sim City games were awesome. It's just a shame that Sim City Societies had no input from Will Wright and will essentially kill the series. We wont be seeing anymore Sim City games in the manner we used to love.

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        April 17, 2008 1:34 PM

        I can't - I won't believe that. Sim City will rise again.

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