The Sims 3 headed to 360, PS3, Wii

Console versions out this autumn

EA's announced that The Sims 3 will be released on consoles this year.

PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the money-printing life simulator will be released this autumn, the publisher's confirmed.

Console and handheld versions are set to include all-new features such as "Karma Powers" to help their Sim "get lucky," bless them with "instant beauty" or be deviant and curse them with an "epic fail."

PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are also set to include a "seamlessly integrated exchange system" with which you can design, build, and share your creations and download content from other players around the world, says EA.


In the Wii version, players will be able to visit a beach town with unique residents, traits, careers and lifetime wishes. There's also a "Life Moments" multiplayer mode and several "adventure quests", which challenge you to explore your town and discover the secrets therein.

On DS, players can use the stylus to build their Sims' homes with tools, draw walls and floors, and customize virtually everything from décor objects, textures, and more. Players will use the stylus to sculpt their Sims' facial features, choose hair styles and clothing, and dictate personalities, the publisher adds.

Exec producer, Sam Player said EA is offering players "the best console and handheld game for The Sims franchise to date".

He said: "Building on the unique traits system, living open neighborhood, lifetime wishes, and endless customization options, we've tailored each platform of The Sims 3 with exclusive features to allow for even more control, creativity, and connectivity."