The Sims is Now a Decade Old

on February 4, 2010 10:58 AM

Want to feel older than you already do today? Then it’s my pleasure to inform you that EA’s the Sims series has just turn 10 years old. Sit back and take that all in for a second, and like me, just try to think to yourself: where did that time go? The idea of the Sims (gibberish speaking families of avatars in which you can live vicariously through, and dictate their every move) is crazy enough. And of someone told me that it would have lasted this long when it originally launched I would have thought they were out of their damn minds but here we are now.

In its 10 years of existence the game has turned itself into an industry power house. It has even rivaled sales numbers of the highest grossing motion pictures of all time. It has earned over 2.5 Billion dollars in revenue. It is available in 60 countries and in 22 different languages. One thing about The Sims it is an almost perfect social parody of art immitating life, and with that in mind I’ll leave you with a quote from the official press release.

If the games were buried in a time capsule, when unearthed in 100 years, The Sims would give future generations an instant understanding of how people lived between 2000 – 2010.

On behalf of the DualShockers Team, I’d like to wish The Sims a Happy 10th Birthday! They’ve earned it!

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Joel Taveras is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He hails from New York City where he lives with his wife and two sons. During his tenure with the site, he's held every position from news writer to community manager to editor in chief. Currently he manages the behind the scenes and day-to-day operations at the publication.