The Sims has surpassed an extraordinary sales milestone according to EA’s latest financial report.
As part of their quarterly earning report, EA revealed plenty about their current success stories. Apex Legends has reached 70 million players, for instance, and will now be treated as an annual franchise. CEO Andrew Wilson also singled out The Sims 4 as a strong performer, with an average monthly player count that rose 40% in 2019.
Now, thanks thanks to Wilson’s earnings call, we know exactly how much money The Sims franchise has made since the first game released in 2000.
“Engagement across the franchise has led The Sims to surpass $5 billion in lifetime sales,” Wilson stated. “The Sims continues to be one of the great franchise in gaming, and we have plans to bring new experiences to its amazing players for a long time to come.”
The Sims has long been a strong seller and a cultural phenomenon. The next expansion for The Sims 4, Discover University, will release for PC on November 14. The long-running series will return to Steam in the coming months, with The Sims 4 being made available on the storefront for the first time.