The game was released on 17 September and was the first new standalone version of The Sims to be released in 4 years (various add-on packs are available).
The vast success of The Sims is reflected in the fact that the series (the first game plus the add on games) was consistently the biggest seller in the PC Games market for the years 2000 through 2003, with over 41 million combined sales since its release in February 2000.
Another Sims derivative game, The Urbz will also be released in November.
This game moves the Sims out into the big city and will be available for PlayStation 2/Xbox/Nintendo, GameCube and Gameboy Advance.
THE SIMS 2 EARNS BIG SIMOLEANS FOR EA
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