The Sims 3 Coming to a Console Near You This Fall

By Yaris Gutierrez

April 27, 2010

Most would think that with the ridiculous barrage of PC titles out there, something else besides EA’s The Sims 3 would be the best-selling franchise on the PC, right? That isn’t the case. There’s nothing more entertaining – and yes I speak for myself as well – than building a beautiful home with a pool in the back, having a party, sticking all your guests in the pool, and becoming the most ludicrous serial-killer in your neighborhood by removing the pool ladder, and watching those poor Sim people drown as you nonchalantly sit at a bench and enjoy your grilled cheeseburger.

At one point in time, only PC gamers enjoyed the luxuries of performing mundane acts of angelic or demonic activities. But, this time around, it seems that gamers from all plateaus will living-la-vida Simolian. EA has announced the The Sims 3 is in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS, with all versions planned for a Fall release. The console versions will come jam-packed with “all new” features, like “Karma Powers” which determine whether your Sim can “get lucky” or, on another note, experience an “epic fail.” For all you social networking whores out there, you’ll be jolly to know that both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of The Sims 3 will include Facebook connectivity (as everything else does nowadays), so you can share you Trophy and Achievement updates with the plethora of friends I know you have. Oh, and there is more.So you Wii fans [cough] Francois [cough] are probably wondering what it is you’re getting since both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 will have the nifty social networking feature. The Wii version will feature an exclusive beach town (oh snap!), complete with its own careers, residents and “lifetime wishes”; The Sims 3 players know what I’m talking about. The DS version of the port will introduce a new “Story Mode,” which is a first for a handheld Sims game which allows players to go through a “complete life simulation.”

If you haven’t indulged your free time in The Sims, you should probably get to it. Yea, it might sound a bit feminine to some, whatever that means, but what I can guarantee is that you will be entertained by preoccupying your life with a Sim’s. Just think of a world where you play God and can’t understand the gibberish language people speak (although you wouldn’t be a god then, huh?). The franchise has generated over $2.5 billion in revenue for EA which speaks volumes. It either means that people love buying the game to perform malicious acts of violence against fellow Sims, or people just, overall, enjoy the game in its entirety… like my sister.

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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