The Sims 4 Tops UK Chart

EA hits number one from physical sales alone; Maxis dev says game needs to be a success to allow work on sequel.

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The Sims 4 has debuted at the top of the UK all-format chart, purely from physical sales alone.

Electronic Arts' popular life-sim is the first PC-only game to top the chart since the release of Guild Wars 2 in August 2012. The achievement is even more considerable when taking into account that the UK games chart does not yet calculate digital downloads, which tend to represent the bulk of sales for most PC games.

The Sims 4 is EA’s third game this year that has debuted at number one - following Titanfall and EA Sports UFC. FIFA 14, which originally released last year, has also reached number one in 2014.

Chart success for The Sims 4 comes as a developer of the game explained that Maxis may not have a chance to develop a sequel unless sales milestones are reached.

Grant Rodiek, a producer on the Sims 4, wrote on the game's official forums: "We're not working on Sims 5. We're not thinking about Sims 5. If Sims 4 isn't successful, there won't be a Sims 5."

Elsewhere in the chart, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs climbed to second, pushing Metro Redux to third, while The Last of Us: Remastered dropped to fourth.

The UK top-ten chart follows:

  1. The Sims 4
  2. Watch Dogs
  3. Metro Redux
  4. The Last of Us: Remastered
  5. Diablo 3
  6. Call of Duty Ghosts
  7. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  8. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
  9. Minecraft: PS3 Edition
  10. GTA5

GameSpot's Sims 4 review was somewhat positive about the game, though critic Kevin VanOrd explained there were some disappointments.

He wrote: "The basic are sound; The Sims 4 is a joy to interact with, and relationships take various quirky twists and turns as they develop. But these are stories I have already told, and the stories I most want to tell seem just out of reach."

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RoyVinzon

I love The Sims 4. Just use these cool cheats: << LINK REMOVED >>

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JulieYagami-san

Is there a wonder Scotland's trying to break away from England? These people will buy and accept anything, for one, the Royal Family; now, the Sims 4. Poor judgment! Viva Scotland!

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Stepn2myworld

Even though Maxis may not have time to develop a sequel if sales goals are not met, we can be sure they will be focused on releasing the Pets, Vacation, Nite Life, University, Seasons, Stuff, Kids (Toddler/Babies), Generations, Showtime, Outdoors... blah blah blah.

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MasterSatsujin

This game is beautiful. I think this is easily the best Sims game of all time. EA continues to show why they are the best company in the industry.

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JulieYagami-san

<< LINK REMOVED >> You are joking, right?

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JulieYagami-san

<< LINK REMOVED >> You are joking right?

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MasterSatsujin

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'm not joking.

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csthomas888

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MasterSatsujin

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Is there a joke here? I don't find anything funny.

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csthomas888

<< LINK REMOVED >>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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spikepigeo

People still buy unfinished and broken games in droves.


And we wonder why publishers keep releasing them.

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RoyVinzon

<< LINK REMOVED >> I use the cracked version: The Sims 4 Cracked (PC)
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malachi

And they say PC gaming is dead......yet a crappy Sims game released on the PC only makes the UK top 10 on PHYSICAL SALES ONLY!!!

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JulieYagami-san

<< LINK REMOVED >> Is there a wonder Scotland's trying to break away from England? These people will buy and accept anything, for one, the Royal Family; now, the Sims 4. Poor judgment! Viva Scotland!

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benleslie5

Quite surprised that Sims 4 is selling well as it is

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Relvar

A sequel? Dear god NO! Please let this be the last "Sims" game until at LEAST 2025 - you guys are putting these out way too frequently - Sims 3 just came out a few years ago and wasn't even completed before you rolled this one out!

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coop36

Some people have no self restraint I suppose. Or lack hobbies..

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DeanoFantasy

What a big shame, might as well play the Sims 3 then since its proven to be a better game in general as has more content in it, and expansions available.

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Lattata

Remember Sim City!


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History does like to repeat itself.

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RossRichard

And this is why EA will never change.

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GSGuy321

Wow.. And 92% of sales are digital for PC, which aren't even included.

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chuckles471

<< LINK REMOVED >> It's summer, you really only have to be a new game to top the charts.

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normanislost

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> yep it'll last a few days till destiny is out

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Camou504

Lol their holding the Sims 5 hostage like this is a terrorist situation. Their demands are "Buy our half assed product and we will release the sims 2.5!"

Im Sorry Maxis and EA, i don't negotiate with terrorist.

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NothingForMoney

<< LINK REMOVED >> It's like holding Osama bin Laden a hostage... just kill him. We don't need him.

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megakick

I will just re-install Sims 3... Shard/ Lobby Mechanic? Sims 4 is going to be a direct port to XBOX 360 and PS3.

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chuckles471

Girls love the Sims, it ain't a surprise.

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NothingForMoney

The next Sims will remove 100 features including stairs and phone

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atlassys8

<< LINK REMOVED >> The in-universe technology is affected by the real-life technology. Perhaps we won't use phones in 2019. They may be replaced by smart glasses, smart watches, or some implanted devices in the finger tips.

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Kinren1

Its funny how you can have Skyrim, a full opened world, that can run on old hardware, yet you have a sims game that limits you to a few houses in the neighborhood. They blame performance reasons? Are they trying to make this game run on a pentium 2 packard bell? Surely, they can open this game up, it will probably be a DLC, because this does not make sense.

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rvrevrevr

No Sims 5? I highly doubt it. Even if this sold zero units, in a few years somebody would revive it. Eventually it is inevitable. It already seems The Sims 4 will be the worst of the series, and yet there are enough die-hard fans out there that will cover the sales quite nicely despite bad reviews.

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Sir_Claude

<< LINK REMOVED >> My thoughts exactly, one of the biggest franchises in pc gaming and EA would can the series if this game didn't sold well... smells like bulls**t

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Revenant_K

Parents need to buy video game for their kids somehow, I understand.

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ECH71

I guess they have no taste.

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veryDERPY

i thought sims was an established franchise and we're seeing a sims 5 sometime in the future. it's only been around for 10 years, not like we haven't heard of it

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ThePrismHead

In a few years, when it finally recieves its 42nd and final expansion pack, I might bother to pirate it if it's any good. I doubt that will be the case though.

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MAGIC-KINECT

Nevermind the reviews of this game. It's the best SIMS since....well it's not the best SIMS. It's chopped up for incoming

DLC. BUY THE DLC ( expansions) or we won't make SIMS 5. Understand??? lol

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wexorian

There's something awfull in this world where sims 4 lead's some kind of chart.

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Relvar

<< LINK REMOVED >> It's the top game of all... 1.... games that came out last week - give it a week or two when the fall games start coming out.

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Sir_Claude

@wexorian So one of the biggest franchises in gaming leads a chart and you think it's weird... even if you are not a fan of the series I'm suprised by your statement

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normanislost

Not really it was the only new game last week

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Tiwill44

"If Sims 4 isn't successful, there won't be a Sims 5."

So there's gonna be a Sims 5. Ok.

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Nazgoroth

Expect it after EA is done milking this one regardless.