The Sims 4's lifetime revenue has, according to EAs Q3 FY19 financials, exceeded $1 billion in revenue. This is no small feat, even for a franchise as prolific as The Sims are. Surprisingly enough, The Sims 4 has gained a lot of new players over the last year, too.
The Sims 4 lifetime revenue will only keep increasing even further, according to the same report, even though the timeframe has been less than optimal for EA, earnings-wise.
"Our Sims 4 community grew by 4.8 million unique players last year, our monthly active players continue to grow year-over-year, and we just crossed $1 billion in lifetime revenue for the game," said EA in their Q3 FY19 report.
We're not certain if we're more surprised by the amount of money The Sims 4 has earned, or by the fact that the game has received almost 5 million new players over the last fiscal year alone, but the statistics are quite impressive indeed.
EA also noted that The Sims 4 will continue to expand even further: "We continue to have strong expectations for The Sims going forward, and in FY20 we’re bringing at least 20 new content drops and expansion packs to our Sims games across PC, mobile and console."
How's that for more long-term support of older games? Kudos to EA for keeping at it, but it does make sense since The Sims 4 is clearly laying some hefty golden eggs. Let's see what the publisher makes of in the coming months.