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1001 Video Games

The Sims 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Launch Party

There was a The Sims launch party in Singapore on June 2, 2009 that was open to anyone who had pre-ordered the game. There the coupons could be exchanged for the game itself and there were free T-shirts for the first 300 men and 300 women who attended.


The Sims 3 was the best-selling physical retail Mac/PC game in the United States in 2009, where it sold 1.4 million units in its first week of availability alone.


Steve Jablonsky recorded his score for The Sims 3 with a 40-piece string and woodwind orchestra, as well as choir, at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox.


  • 1UP
    • 2009 - Best Simulation in 2009 (Editor's Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Simulation in 2009 (Reader's Choice)
  • 4Players
    • 2010 – Best Simulation of the Year
  • Game Informer
    • June 2009 (issue 195) - PC Game of the Month
  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - Best Strategy Game in 2009 (Editor's Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Strategy Game in 2009 (Reader's Choice)
Information also contributed by Big John WV and piltdown man.

Contributed by Zeppin (8408) on Jun 14, 2009. [revised by : Cantillon (41271), FatherJack (62725) and Patrick Bregger (265343)]. -- edit trivia