The original Sims still stands as the best-selling PC game of all time, and The Sims 2 holds the number two spot, beating out the incredibly popular World of Warcraft by a large margin. The franchise has sold over 100 million copies, combining all expansion packs and full versions.
EA certainly struck gold when they hooked up with Maxis in this endeavor. Will they be able to carry that same amount of success again and have The Sims 3 become a best-seller? One complaint some gamers have towards chain titles that get a new version year after year is how diluted the series can become. Will The Sims suffer that fate?