To say that The Sims 4 had a rough start would be an understatement. When the game was launched in September 2013, it was heavily criticised for its lack of content. Notable examples include pools, which weren’t added until a year later (as a free update) and toddlers, which have yet to be added to the game, much to fans’ disappointment.
But despite these widely reported issues with the game, it seems that nothing can put a stop to the longstanding series’ success. It has now been revealed that The Sims 4 sales have hit five million copies. Find out more after the break.
— Dave Miotke (@SimGuruNinja) June 7, 2016
The Sims 4 Sales Hit 5 Million
The Sims 4 sales figure was confirmed on Twitter by Maxis producer Dave Miotke. Miotke tweeted an image of a ‘5M’ (5 million) badge, with these badges given out to team members to celebrate milestones. When a fan tweeted the producer noting that The Sims 2 sold 6 million copies on PC during its lifetime, Miotke responded saying that The Sims 4 was the “top selling PC game last year.”
While The Sims 4’s sales may come as a surprise given those aforementioned launch criticisms, the game’s current run of sales success seems in no danger of slowing down. Recently released DLC pack The Sims 4 Dine Out has reviewed well, while upcoming add-ons The Sims 4 Kids Stuff (its rumoured title) and Backyard Stuff could also draw in prospective players.
As for what this sales news means in the larger scheme of things (as opposed to just making publisher EA’s accountants smile), surely The Sims 5 is now a certainty. Previously, The Sims 4 producer Grant Rodiek said that “If Sims 4 isn’t successful, there won’t be a Sims 5.” Five million sales isn’t too shabby, so The Sims 5 is likely on the cards after all.
Are you surprised at The Sims 4 has sold so much? What’s your wishlist for The Sims 5? Leave a comment and let us know.