Ten years ago the first edition of The Sims saw the daylight, after several years of development by Will Wright and his team. In the meantime we've seen two more sequels, various spin-offs, Sims games on any platform you can game on and of course a ton of expansion and stuff packs. The Sims team is celebrating by giving away some freebies
. The Sims is a hugely successful franchise; expansion packs often top the sales charts, resulting in over $2.5 billion in revenue to date. From its launch in 2000 to 2004, The Sims was the best selling PC game worldwide; The Sims 1 for the first four years, The Sims 2 in 2004. The Sims 3 was EA's biggest launch ever, with 1.4 million copies sold in the first week, again being the best selling game of the year worldwide. Congratulations, EA!
Written at 20:45 on Thursday, 4 February 2010 by ChEeTaH