REDWOOD CITY, Calif., August 26, 2003 - Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) today announced plans to release this September The Sims™ Double Deluxe, the ultimate compilation of the top-selling PC franchise, The Sims™. The Sims Double Deluxe delivers the original #1 PC game of all time, The Sims, as well as The Sims™ Livin' Large and The Sims™ House Party expansion packs all in one value-packed product. With the most Sims content ever assembled in one place, now is the best time to join The Sims phenomenon.

The Sims, which originally launched in February 2000, is the wildly popular game that allows players to create a neighborhood of simulated people known as "Sims" and control their lives. The Sims Double Deluxe combines the full version of The Sims with the first two expansion packs in the series. The Sims Livin' Large allows players to put their Sim families into zany situations and settings. Its content adds dozens of extreme items like a home chemistry lab, heart shaped bed, and crystal ball, as well as a cast of wild characters such as the Grim Reaper, Genie, and Tragic Clown. The Sims House Party opens the door for players to throw the biggest bash, whether their Sims hoedown at a country barn dance, chow down at a tropical luau, or go underground at a rave, they are sure to rock the house. Additionally, there are numerous outrageous items such as a dance cage and mechanical bull, as well as madcap characters like a cake dancer and caterer.

The Sims Double Deluxe also includes The Sims™ Creator, a customization tool for creating Sim characters. Players can recreate any Sim imaginable, right down to the smallest detail. Users can also select new clothes, design original attire, add logos to their clothing, and accessorize their Sims with belts, ties, and jewelry. Players can even import their face into the program and put it directly on a Sim character.

Rounding off this must-have collection, players can furnish their homes with all-new bonus content including dozens of new walls, floors, and objects in African and Asian design themes. For all current Sims players, this bonus material will be available to download on over the course of four weeks beginning the week before launch.

Also included is a collection of game objects posted on since the launch of The Sims House Party, including a Carnivorous Plant and Mistletoe that players can incorporate into their Sim universe. The Sims Double Deluxe offers the perfect invitation to enter the world of The Sims.

About The Sims™ The Sims franchise celebrated its third anniversary in February. The game skyrocketed to the top of the charts when it began shipping to stores in February 2000 and quickly became a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. The Sims PC base product was the best selling PC game of 2000, 2001, and 2002. Translated into 17 different languages, The Sims has inspired six expansion packs that have all been top sellers. They include The Sims™ Livin' Large, The Sims™ House Party, The Sims™ Hot Date, The Sims™ Vacation, The Sims™ Unleashed, and The Sims™ Superstar. Combined sales for the franchise have topped 28 million units life-to-date. For more information on The Sims franchise titles, visit

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