The new year is here, and simmers around the world are eager to learn more about The Sims 4. Unfortunately, we have not had any new info dumps from EA’s Marketing and PR teams, so SimGuruGraham and Ray Mazza have been kind enough to answer a few questions on Twitter.
The Sims 4 first hit the USA Pre-Order Chart’s Top 30 during the week of December 7th, and has been slowly climbing the charts since. Right now The Sims 4’s Pre-Order sales have landed it the #24 spot on the USA Pre-Order charts for two weeks running.
Although The Sims 4 is still months away from release, it is very refreshing to see the game in the top 30, and climbing. Check out the embedded chart below, or visit VGChartz.com for stats.
USA Pre-Order Chart
Week Ending 04th Jan 2014
Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total 1
N/A 2,452 207,563 2
Electronic Arts, Shooter
10 11,622 188,439 3
Watch Dogs (PS4)
N/A 4,651 176,642 4
N/A 10,207 176,034 5
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The results of IGN’s 2014 Readers Vote are in, and The Sims 4 has won the #1 spot for “Most Anticipated Strategy/Simulation” game of 2014.
UK game retailer, GAME, officially announced that The Sims 4 Collectors Edition will be a GAME exclusive in the UK. This means that no other retailers in the UK will be selling this edition.
The Sims 4 Collector’s Edition will retail for £84.99 (GBP). The Sims 4 Limited Edition will also be available at GAME and will retail at £44.99 (GBP). Click the following links to preorder: The Sims 4 Collectors Edition and The Sims 4 Limited Edition
The Collectors Edition of The Sims 4 will contain the following:
- The Sims 4
- Interactive Plumbob Statue
- “Up All Night” Digital Content
- “Life of the Party” Digital Content
- The Sims 4 Digital Soundtrack
- Creator’s Guide Hardcover Book
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The last poll asked readers to describe their first impressions of The Sims 4. With 7,915 votes, “Looking Good” was the most selected answer. There were also plenty of readers who are on the fence, or not even interested in the new series. What are your first impressions of the game?
The newest poll is a follow up from December 2012’s poll, asking players to select which Sims 3 Store World is their favorite. Go vote!
With the Sims 3 still going strong for a while longer, and a new patch already confirmed to be in the works, Twallan has officially retired from the Sims modding community. His official statement can be found at his State of the Mod page. It reads:
Sorry folks, I am to be the bearer of bad tidings this day.
As most of you have noticed, the amount of time I have been able to allot to my work on the Sims has been steadily decreasing over the past few months. There are numerous reasons for this : Ranging from changes in my real-life work, increasing disinterest in Sims, and various personal concerns that have been building up over the past couple of years.
I had hoped that my interest would once again be piqued over the holidays, however unfortunately that was not the case.
So rather than continue leading you all on as to when/if I will ever complete any further projects, I have decided to end this grand thought experiment as of now.
With that, I would like to thank you all for making my time in the Sims 3 world a satisfying experience. Shout outs to SimAd, Trif, TheISZ, and all the various contributors who have made this project entertaining.
As a parting gift for any interested modders, here is the full source for all my mods .
Feel free to pick them apart as you see fit, or release them yourselves with any modifications you wish (though you may want to change the names to avoid any confusion).
Thank you, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Twallan had already confirmed his departure from the series with The Sims 4 release, but as of today, he will no longer be updating any of his mods for The Sims 3. To get a better idea of how this affects game breaking issues, be sure to check out Crinrict’s post on Twallan’s departure.
Thank you for a wonderful ride Twallan, and best wishes to you on your future endeavors!
SimGuruKelly has confirmed that another Sims 3 Game Update is in the works. There is no information or ETA on the patch at this time, so we’ll be sure to keep you posted!
— Kelly Mondragon (@SimGuruKelly) January 2, 2014