The Sims 4 Playerbase Is Ever Growing
We all thought that this long after the actual release of the Sims 4 base game, that the hype for the game would have died out. Boy, were we wrong. In the recent Q4 financial report, an EA management rep was heard saying that the player base has grown by two thirds in 2016 alone! That is absolutely insane!
During today’s Q4 FY 2016 Earnings Call, Electronic Arts’ Andrew Wilson stated that The Sims 4 player base grew by nearly two-thirds throughout the 2016 fiscal year. Additionally, The Sims Freeplay (mobile) reached 200 Million installs life-to-date.
FY16 was a phenomenal year for Electronic Arts. Our non-GAAP revenue, earnings and cash flow for the year were all at record levels and exceeded our guidance. It was a year of growth and milestones, demonstrating our unique ability to connect hundreds of millions of players across genres, geographies and platforms to the games they love, and to each other.
Across our portfolio of live services, we launched hundreds of content updates throughout the year, bringing players deeper into their favorite games. The Sims™ 4 player base grew by nearly two-thirds throughout the fiscal year, and The Sims FreePlay on mobile reached 200 million installs life-to-date.