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The Sims is a strategic, life simulation video game series developed by Maxis and later by The Sims Studio, and published by Electronic Arts. It is one of the most successful video games series of all time. As of May 2011, the franchise has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide,[1] and is also the best-selling PC franchise in PC history.[2]

The games in The Sims series are more of a sandbox game in that they lack any defined goals (except for some later expansion packs which introduced this gameplay style). The player creates virtual people called "Sims" and places them in houses and helps direct their moods and satisfy their desires. Players can either place their Sims in pre-constructed homes or build them themselves. Each successive expansion pack and game in the series augmented what the player could do with their Sims.

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The Sims 3 is a 2009 strategic life simulation computer game developed by The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to the best-selling computer game, The Sims 2. It was first released on June 2, 2009 simultaneously for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. The Sims 3 was released to home consoles on October 26, 2010, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS and later the Wii platform on November 15, 2010. The Wii version glitches often and has gotten poor ratings from buyers.[3] There is also a Nintendo 3DS version which is in 3D, released on March 27, 2011, as one of its launch titles.[4]

It has also been released for mobile phones, such as those running iOS, Bada OS, Windows Phone 7, webOS, Android, Symbian^3, and Nokia N-Gage platforms. A much simpler version is also available for mobile phones with support for the Java platform.

The Sims 3, an instant success, sold 1.4 million copies in its first week and dominated the sales charts over two years later. [5] Critics issued mostly positive reviews. The Sims 3 gained an 86/100 score from aggregator Metacritic.[6] The game has sold over ten million copies worldwide since its 2009 release, making it one of the best-selling computer games of all time. [7]

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Mike Perry (born 1969) is Creative Director at Maxis/ Electronic Arts, where he has worked on nearly all of the Sims games. He produced and designed the award-winning title SimFarm, and both produced and programmed Yoot Saito's award-winning title SimTower.

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The Sims Social was released on August 9, 2011, as an open beta. It is a spin-off of The Sims series on Facebook.

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  • Sims designer, Will Wright is not involved with the creation of The Sims 3.
  • The Sims was planned to become a film in 2012, but got stuck in "development limbo."
  • The Sims had sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling PC game in history.

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  1. ^ Sacco, Dominic (2011-05-24). "The Sims 3: Generations | games industry | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ IGN: The Sims 3 Set for Global Launch in 2009
  3. ^ <http://www.gamespot.com/events/ea2010/story.html?sid=6270397&pid=995668> < Look for The Sims 3 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and DS on October 26.>
  4. ^ var authorId = "192818379" (2010-06-15). "E3 2010: Big List of 3DS Games - DS News at IGN". Ds.ign.com. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  5. ^ var authorId = "192818379" by Jim Reilly (2009-07-13). "The Sims 3 Dominating PC Software Sales - PC News at IGN". Au.pc.ign.com. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  6. ^ "The Sims 3 for PC Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  7. ^ http://pc.ign.com/articles/116/1160047p1.html