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The Sims 4 on Consoles Sells an Estimated 240,000 Units First Week at Retail

The Sims 4 on Consoles Sells an Estimated 240,000 Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 January 2018 / 5,649 Views

The life simulation game from publisher Electronic Arts and developers Maxis and The Sims Studio - The Sims 4 - sold 240,613 units first week at retail on consoles, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending November 18.

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 164,098 units sold (68%), compared to 76,515 units sold on the Xbox One (32%). 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 98,699 units sold (41%), compared to 96,623 units sold in Europe(40%) and 3,323 units sold in Japan (1%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 15,486 units in the UK, 17,153 units in Germany, and 11,294 units in France.

The Sims 4 released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One worldwide on November 17. It first released on Windows PC in September 2014.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Random_Matt (on 08 January 2018)

Sims 4 is inferior to Sims 3.

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Jranation (on 08 January 2018)

Need this on the Switch! I would play it for more than 100 hours.

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Azzanation Jranation (on 08 January 2018)

Switch version would be amazing

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ROCKY223 (on 08 January 2018)

The popularity of sims have been deminished and ever since the lootbox controversy against ea happend, they are going to monopolise sims 5 if theres one coming out and that ll be the end of this franchise

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KeithC1990 (on 08 January 2018)

240,000 in Week 1 is pretty good considering the bad press this game got on PC, and also the pretty average reviews the console versions got from the gaming media. Also unlike alot of games I can see The Sims having pretty decent legs compared to most and I am sure it's the sort of game people will pick up digitally as well if/when it's on the PSN/Xbox stores for £10-£20

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psychicscubadiver (on 08 January 2018)

Is it just me or does the woman on the left look exactly like a female version of Groose from Skyward Sword?

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caffeinade (on 08 January 2018)

How is the port; does anyone here have the game?

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malistix1985 caffeinade (on 08 January 2018)

Note I don't have the game but from what I have read on forums and reviews the game is the complete experience but the DLC is all cut out so its very expensive to get the game + all add ons and the controls of the game are very hard to get used to. Apart from those aspects it holds up

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caffeinade caffeinade (on 08 January 2018)

Ah, well DLC and controls were my major worries for this title.
Hopefully console players are able to get past the control scheme.

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