The Sims sells 100 million worldwide

Shoota tooda, fableeen EA! I just said congratulation to EA in Simlish…or I told them to do some push ups. Made up languages are hard to get a grasp on. Either way, The Sims selling over 100 million copies worldwide is a pretty big deal as far as game sales go. The first game from The Sims was sold in 2000 and has gone on to become the best-selling PC game franchise of all time, is sold in 22 languages and 60 countries around the world. Makes sense to me that the game would sell so well since I don’t know a single person who hasn’t played The Sims at least once. I personally had to ween myself off a Sims addiction when the game first came out. Man my house was pimp, I got all the virtual ladies to say “Ohh! Gee poo la ta!”

To celebrate this milestone occasion and thank everyone for buying the game and its expansions, EA is releasing a special celebratory outfit that can be downloaded at It should be up today but at the time of this writing all that is featured at the site is a thank you letter from Rod Humble. Sadly, this means I can’t mock it for you here but I’m sure it will be something terribly unfashionable and probably have a large logo on it somewhere. But who knows, it could be very cool.

Oh, and in case you were wondering 100 million copies of The Sims lined up end to end would line the perimeter of the Wembley football pitch over 115,000 times and also 100 million copies of The Sims lined up end to end would stretch the distance between Land’s End and John O’Groat’s over 200 times. This probably impresses you British types plenty. I, on the other hand, have no idea what a pitch is and only know of Land’s End as a clothing store. Hurdy furdy sarl-de-baggy. Yesh.