Grootste gevaar voor Sims 3, we hebben dat ook gezien met Spore, zijn de illegale versies.
Electronic Arts’ upcoming Sims 3 could sell over 4 million units in 2009, says Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey — although he expects that a demographic transition toward newer entertainment forms like Nintendo’s Wii and DS might weigh on the title.
Sims 2 sold an estimated 3.5 units in calendar 2004, so the analyst expects the anticipated sequel to outdo its predecessor. EA also detailed today the game’s digital distribution-heavy, points-based model for further monetization, although Hickey doesn’t project how much Sims 3 can expect to earn incrementally from DLC and expansions.
He also expects that piracy is a potential risk for Sims 3 sales — “Spore sales were likely dramatically impacted by piracy,” Hickey says.