July 31, 2020 More than 30 million have performed The Sims 4.

Over the previous 20 years The Sims has cemented itself as probably the most iconic videogame collection on the earth. But even because the franchise closes in on its 20th birthday, it’s stunning simply how nicely The Sims 4 – now almost six years previous in its personal proper – continues to promote.

In a latest financial update, developer EA revealed that The Sims 4 now has greater than 30 million players throughout all platforms. A extra particular breakdown wasn’t given, nevertheless it was additionally famous that “daily, weekly, and monthly active player totals reached record highs for a first quarter”.

The life simulation sport is following on some fantastic type, too. In an earnings name final 12 months (by way of SeekingAlpha) EA CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that The Sims 4’s participant rely “has grown every year since we launched”. Thanks to the addition of three new content material packs over the course of that monetary 12 months (Seasons, Get Famous, and Strangerville, for these of you holding rating at residence) Wilson stated there was a “35% year-over-year increase in active players and our strongest year of engagement yet for the game”.

Wilson didn’t reveal what number of players that enhance really means, however his feedback do reveal that there’s been a fairly respectable step up on the subject of the variety of folks booting The Sims 4 up on a month-to-month foundation. We do know that The Sims 4 gained 5 million new players in 2018, so the 2019 participant numbers are prone to be fairly spectacular.

Even when you – like me – fell off of The Sims a while earlier than the discharge of the third sport, you could be to be taught that the collection continues to be very profitable and extremely worthwhile. EA says that The Sims 4 has now introduced in additional than $1 billion over its lifetime, and it’s persevering with to herald new players even now, almost half a decade after launch.