Sims 3 hits consoles October 26

E3 2010: Electronic Arts confirms hit PC game's debut date for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and DS; version for Nintendo's 3DS to follow in 2011.

LOS ANGELES--The Sims 3 family is growing, and today EA revealed an October 26 due date for the previously announced console versions of its latest bundle of joy. A 3DS edition of the game that was just announced today will debut sometime in 2011.

Thankfully, the stakes are considerably lower than this in a game of The Sims 3.

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.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will let players create and exchange content with one another, while the Wii version will focus on adventure game elements and is set in a beachfront community. The DS will also foster player creativity, with an emphasis on stylus-driven creation tools for clothes, houses, and furniture, as well as a story mode that follows a family through life.

The Sims 3 on the 3DS will make use of the system's 3D camera for face-mapping. It also features a focus on connectivity enabled by the 3DS, which can keep systems exchanging and downloading content for games even as the player uses other programs on the system.

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31 comments
L3X18999
L3X18999

It rubs the lotion on it's skin unless it wants the hose again.

peanut1229
peanut1229

i cant wait, to buy it, sims was always a game that made me happy whenever i get pissed, and i need it now more than ever, damn mw2..

Mariaaa21
Mariaaa21

HOw can I decide if I want this for wii or xbox don't have either console yet but do wish for wii becaue of animal crossing city folk..should I save for a wii and a couple games t hen down the road get xbox 360 and sims 3? I just don't know which sims 3 will be best or how it will work online or with other players..when will this info and the review of these be released??!!

Milhouse09
Milhouse09

Although never as good as on PC, the console versions are still good

rebornblood
rebornblood

Can someone message me if they find out that the console versions (xbox360&PS3) will have multiplayer where you can play the game either splitscreen or online with a friend thanks!!

theKSMM
theKSMM

Will PS3 users be able to exchange data with XBOX 360 users? Seems unlikely, but that would be awesome.

Magic_Panda92
Magic_Panda92

and I hope they have the controls the same as console Sims 2. It felt good to control the person that way instead of point and click :-D

Magic_Panda92
Magic_Panda92

The sims 2 on consoles sucked compared to the PC version. Glad this time round they are matching them. I suppose thats because the Ps3 and 360 are now so powerful, etc.

ethanbingo29
ethanbingo29

i dont think its gonna be the best because sims2 suks on consels sooooooooooooooooooo yaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Wizallah
Wizallah

This will be the first time that the console version matches and builds on the game play of the pc version. Old and new sims fans will not be disappointed.

Anicsin
Anicsin

hmmm yeah i can't wait for it's 72nd expansion...it was a long time ago when this game last entertained me

yeebsey
yeebsey

sounds good on paper but i'm always sceptical when it comes to the Sims on consoles as in my experience they've never come close to thier pc counterparts. hopefully EA will break this trend

Sparticus247
Sparticus247

haha! The Karma power idea just sounds great, hope they add that feature to the pc version.

Detroit222
Detroit222

The more I hear about it, the better it sounds. That being said, I think I will wait a few weeks after it comes out and listen to everyone's feedback. Sims: Bustin Out GBA and Sims: Urbz DS were great. Sims: Castaways, ok. Sims 2 and the rest - BLEAH!

M_TM_L
M_TM_L

I'm not really hyped to hear the sim3 is going to be out on console mainly because of how disappointing sims2 was on the Ps2 and Xbox

JoeDivision51
JoeDivision51

metal gear , sims ... sweet now all we need is get the a Manhunt on 360 ! Give me a manhunt microsoft !!!!!!!!!

Dan21278
Dan21278

The KARMA POWERS WILL MAKE ME FEEL GOD LIKE MUUHAAAAHHAAA lol

DarkAngeles
DarkAngeles

PC will always be the best version, period.

Pedroptz
Pedroptz

Now i just need football manager for the ps3 and i'm cool!

pudgexd
pudgexd

Good news for console gamers but PC got more advantages because there are many many mods to play with.

RhythmMan
RhythmMan

I have the PC version but I'd like to play this on my PS3. Do they mention how similar/different it is from the PC version? I don't want to get it if it's a 'watered down' version of the game. Or some kind of 'variation' of the original Sims3...like the Wii version will be. I've been disappointed by previous console versions of the Sims.

b1ack5nake
b1ack5nake

This looks nice! Might pick it up if some positive money karma comes my way...

Megasus_
Megasus_

A bit sadistic at first, but a wonderful song, fitting for the end of the trailer; I would like to get this game, but I only have a Wii, and that version is going to be bad I can tell. I might just get it for PC.

Allbritt0n
Allbritt0n

Awesome trailer, especially the ending =).

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

Will it be compatible with Kinect?

deadlord114
deadlord114

I can not wait, i have played the other sims games on console as i have never had a good enouth pc/laptop to ever support such a game but the ones i have played on console have all been very good and as easy to use as the pc versions. I have also notised that a lot of console versions offer split screen so hopefully this will have that and also be able to use your sims on your freinds game over Xbox Live or the PSN.

reeree746
reeree746

the only thing that dissapoints me is that they haven't actually showed us gameplay

lamprey263
lamprey263

I haven't played a Sims game in years since Sims 2 several years ago, and that was on the PC, but I didn't bother with Sims 3 on the PC last years since I don't really use my PC for gaming anymore, but I'll definitely git it a go on the consoles.

-SilverGhost-
-SilverGhost-

ive been waiting for this leap to ps3 for a long time... i just wish they would put more into the ps3 version to use its full capacity of the blu ray disk and power of the console.