‘Sims 4’ Is Officially A Hit In The UK

The Sims 4 may have its fair share of detractors these days, but that didn’t stop the game from selling a ton of copies in the United Kingdom.

The latest installment of the Sims franchise definitely has a few problems. Not only is it missing a few key features that fans have come to expect — the absence of swimming pools is certainly a little strange — the game also came equipped with a handful of very curious bugs. Watching your baby transform into an elongated monster is fun for some, but most people weren’t overly impressed with this unexpected mutation.

Despite everything working against The Sims 4 right now, quite a few people were willing to spend their hard-earned cash on the experience. According to GameSpot, Electronic Arts’ latest offering jumped to the top of sales charts in the UK.

This is definitely good news for Sims fans, as the franchise’s future is presently hinged on the sequel’s sales figures. If The Sims 4 fails to sell a certain number of copies, then Maxis could officially bid farewell to the series. Although it’s hard to imagine the world without The Sims, apparently EA means serious business.

Grant Rodiek broke the news to fans in a recent post on the official Sims 4 forums. However, the comment seems to have mysteriously vanished from the internet.

“We’re not working on Sims 5. We’re not thinking about Sims 5. If Sims 4 isn’t successful, there won’t be a Sims 5.”

According to Metro, Sims 4 isn’t the only game selling buckets in the United Kingdom. Despite arriving earlier this year, Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is still enjoying brisk sales this month. In fact, the latest entry in the Sims franchise is the only game that’s currently more popular than the high-tech open world thriller across all platforms.

Have a look at the UK sales charts below.

UK individual formats chart (September 6)

1. The Sims 4 (PC)
2. The Last Of Us Remastered (PS4)
3. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (360)
4. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (PS3)
5. Metro Redux (PS4)
6. Watch Dogs (PS4)
7. Tomodachi Life (3DS)
8. Grand Theft Auto V (360)
9. Metro Redux (XO)
10. Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)

UK all formats chart (September 6)

1. The Sims 4 (PC)
2. Watch Dogs (360/PS3/XO/PS4/PC)
3. Metro Redux (XO/PS4/PC)
4. The Last Of Us Remastered (PS4)
5. Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (360/PS3/XO/PS4)
6. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360/PS3/Wii U/XO/PS4/PC)
7. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (360)
8. Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (360/PS3/XO/PS4)
9. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (360)
10. Grand Theft Auto V (360/PS3)

Are you surprised The Sims 4 topped the charts in the UK?

[Lead image via Maxis / Electronic Arts]

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