Sims 3 confirmed for PS3, 360, Wii, DS

Two months after EA lists the Sims 3 as coming to consoles and handhelds, the company officially unveils non-PC/Mac versions of ultrasuccessful sim game.

As in real life, romantics will find it challenging to find love.

In February, Electronic Arts laid out its release slate for the coming year. At the end of the list of games scheduled as coming in the October-December quarter was "The Sims 3 on Console Title TBA (consoles, handhelds)." The schedule backed up reports that initially surfaced in 2006 that the Sims series was coming to consoles. It also made perfect business sense, as the Sims 3 has sold over 4.5 million units to date on the PC and Mac, making it the top PC game of 2009.

Today, EA officially announced that the Sims 3 will ship for the DS, Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 this fall. Published under the EA Play label, the game will sport many of the same customization and character creation options as the PC edition of the game, as well as some new features. These include karma powers, which players can use to give their in-game incarnations instant luck--be it good or bad.

Sadists can taunt starving sims with an out-of-reach refrigerator.

The PS3 and 360 editions of the game will also feature an online exchange system where players can share content they've created with others. The two versions will feature online integration with Facebook as well, allowing them to broadcast their achievements and trophies on the social networking service.

On the Wii, the Sims 3 will be set in a beach town and will have some adventure elements, including quests. The game will have the requisite traits, careers, and life goals, and players will be able to challenge each other in a new "Life Moments" mode.

Virtual BBQs will also be playable.

Finally, the DS version of the game will let players use the handheld's stylus as a design tool to customize physical objects, such as houses and furniture. The handheld can also be used to tailor sims' clothes and alter their physical features and hairstyles. It will sport a story mode as well, which puts players in charge of various members of a family as they go through life.

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210 comments
Pwnd56
Pwnd56

Once again, ea has found a way to get my money... But this time im happy for that. Even tho i hav this for pc, but my laptop sux and i will be able to play with my litle bro like the simaholic i am. Multiplayer online, PLEASE!!!

reeree746
reeree746

They said they will make it much like the PC versions! but this won't come out till oct 26th. and it's EA! It will get delayed.

coolkid93
coolkid93

I'm excited about it. I hope it has all the features that the PC version does and if not all, at least most. I'll still be happy with that. For some reason I feel like we'll probably get a PC FB that'll say "enjoy my sloppy seconds" like some of those 360 FBs. :P You guys, it's not that serious.

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

come on already with this game, can't wait any longer

MohammedMusfa
MohammedMusfa

Awesome I was wondering when they would finally announce this!!!!!!!

Ronin893
Ronin893

Great... no more Yoville. :lol:

mortal1012002
mortal1012002

So wait, this is going to be a strait port, with just some new features? No added story mode in it? Suck. I wanted the PS3 version for a story mode, like all the other console The Sims games I have. Guess, I'll have to get it on the Wii, since that will have a story mode. Edit: Never mind, did some reading on it from the Thesims3 dot com, and it will have unlockables and challenges, so I'll get it. : D

jeff003
jeff003

They say it's going to be like the pc version I hope we can still visit sims at their houses and we have all the clothes in our inventory. I can't wait to buy the ps3 version. Yes I have the pc version but sometimes you just want to play it on the console. I'm excited that sims can go on community lots because in the sims 2 console versions sims were confined to home lots. I hope also we have all the interactions we have now on the pc and their not watered down like the ps2 versions was.

reeree746
reeree746

@ Dekanis Now you my friend, are a genuinely smart person!

Dekanis
Dekanis

looks good. I never minded the console versions, but the more the console version is like the pc version the better.

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

I guess they haven't learned their lesson. Just because there are other systems doesn't mean you need to put them EVERYWHERE! Still it could be good but thank god that I have the PC version.

feliscele
feliscele

Unless this is a practically straight port of the PC version, I don't see how this is going to be any good.

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

hm.... How do you play sims on the PS3 or 360? I don't see that control scheme very user friendly.

reeree746
reeree746

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Dan21278
Dan21278

Sigh... When I saw this shrieked with excitement. If my mates heard that scream lol!

DAJ_577
DAJ_577

would love to play it on the pc but would have to buy a whole new comp for that so hopefully this will be ok....lol

hman1111
hman1111

Ugh. It's probably just going to be some horribly butchered game that's nothing like the PC version just like Sims 2 on the consoles was.

Alan-ex-
Alan-ex-

I'm tired of the MySims games, but I enjoyed the first ones. I just want an Utbz sequel with its GBA like gameplay.

tigertechie
tigertechie

This will be great. Hardcore simaddict for years. Can't wait for Ps3 version.

pokemonboy607
pokemonboy607

This Looks Better Then The Console Sims 2 Even So Wont Be Getting This Game

JOKER677
JOKER677

Guess this will replace playstation home

RossiShakaBlue
RossiShakaBlue

Sounds cool, I have the Sims 3 for the PC, and I love it. Now I have to get it for the PS3!

Edot0
Edot0

sweet now my girl will play on my 360....this is the only game she likes besides GH. lol

Detroit222
Detroit222

Sounds good but I got burnt on Sims2 for the DS, which was terrible, so I'll probably wait for reviews before getting it.

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

Absolutely no interest in this game, I even doubt if I ever will.

tatu2004
tatu2004

you gotta ask your self where the hell is the PSP version?!!!!

Doolum
Doolum

that would be cool

nathace
nathace

i rly hope its like the pc version unlike when it was out 4 ps2 the sims 2 was totally diff.... not good!! just make it the same :D

naruto549
naruto549

yes i can finally play sims 3 on my 360

progamemania
progamemania

even so. they won't make it as good as it is on PC. it is nice to be able to play sims 3 on my ps3 though.

M3ran
M3ran

its about time,EA is smart.sold 4.5 m units only on then PC without saying anything about the console version.now they are talking about console release.

Grayzer
Grayzer

Maybe they should fix the PC version first, before releasing it on console.... ERROR Code 12/13 anyone?

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

Also, I'm going to make that maze pool RIGHT NOW!

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

I understand the PS3 and 360 (hard drive=expansions=close to PC version) releases but Wii and DS ones are just pointless, only to milk consumers.

elven82
elven82

To gray_fox1984 Videogames aren't surrogate to real life. They have all the potential that you cant have in real life. Ex: in real life you can't build your houses, unless you have a degree in architecture, money, etc... nor you can try many different jobs, or live the tipical humor of the series (ghosts? stupid job quests? etc...), or have as many children you like, or "reset" your family if you don't like it... Sport game like soccer, football or basket are different... ok... you can't be Beckham o Jordan, but you can easily play with a ball with friend also if you're not good... So, try the game, if you don't believe me, and then write me all the things you can do in the game that you can do easily in real life (aside sleeping, eating, sleep)... I'll have my family one day, but it will be a challenge where every mistake will be payed, where if i take a path at a crossroad the other probably will be lost... in the meantime I can have fun with this.

xtoda7
xtoda7

hire it just to give it a whirl,if its good then i'll buy it

pudgexd
pudgexd

Decent port but no Modding content for console gamers?

ck666
ck666

This is great news, I will be getting it on PS3!

FinixUT
FinixUT

Cool allways wanted a sims game for the xbox 360 :)

EdwardThompson
EdwardThompson

I just wonder what kind of Achievements/Trophies will come out for the Sims... probably will have to go about each and every career/pathway. And of course set someone on fire.

Mr_Intense
Mr_Intense

I've always enjoyed the co-op elements of The Sims on consoles, hopefully this will be no different as it's one of the few games out there both myself and my girlfriend enjoy.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

Three installments,a billion expansions and a zillion copies sold... and i still don't get the Sims. Im sure you folks have your reasons, but recreating mundane life in a videogame seems more counter productive than gaming itself. Why be a suburban yuppie when you can stop an alien invasion, fly an F14 or throw a fireball while shouting Hadoken!? I'm sure there must be something to it, but any time i've seen this series in action it seems like a gigantic snore and i'm not crazy about sports games either! yeah, i said it (same logic as sims, you can play a sport, just like you can live a life, so why do those things on your playstation?)

mardinn
mardinn

And we have another fail for the console versions ;] 6.5 for the ps3/360 version here i COme!

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

finally, and why DS and no PSP are they serious what's wrong with them

Malhound
Malhound

Please make PSP port of Sims 3 like its sequel!