Will the Sims ever go away?

I noticed that the Sims 3 is still among the top 5 best-selling PC games this week. It is always in the top 5. Every week. Why?

Admit it. You own the game. I do. I’ve wasted an entire weekend with it. It’s addictive and fun. I make a mini-me, get rich, and get lots of babes. Then I make a loser who dies alone. Sometimes I make a household full of conflicting personalities and watch the drama. There are plenty of reasons to keep playing the game once you own it.

But why do new people keep buying the game? Simple:

It’s a familiar franchise. People know its been around for a while and they know it’s popular.

The setting is easy to relate to. A lot of people see a game where you shoot aliens and find it weird. A game where you build a happy family and struggle to pay bills seems more fun to them.

EA has mind control. They want you to buy the game.

If you don’t own it already you soon will. You have no choice.

Keep on gaming people!


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