The Sims™ 3 : Popularity, reviews, price, and Steam data

The Sims™ 3

The Sims™ 3 is a game released on Steam on Jan 27, 2011. The developer of this game is The Sims Studio and the publisher is Electronic Arts. This article will analyze the number of players, playing time, comments, price and other data of this game on the Steam platform. Tip: The data in the article will be updated regularly. Most of the data we use for The Sims™ 3 comes from the Steam platform.

Game popularity

According to Steam data, the highest number of concurrent players in The Sims™ 3 yesterday (April 01, 2024) was 2,711, and the highest number of concurrent players in the past 30 days was 3,260. Historically, the game’s highest concurrent player count was 10,426, which occurred in March 2020. The number of concurrent players means the number of people playing the same game at the same time. If ranked based on the number of players, The Sims™ 3 is currently ranked #286 on the Steam platform. Most Popular Games Ranking – Steam Tools

Time range Maximum number of concurrent players
2024-04-01 2,711
Last 30 days 3,260
All Time Past 10,426

If you want to see the real-time player count of The Sims™ 3 on the Steam platform, you can find it at the top of the game's community homepage.

Check the current number of players (real-time):

Game Time

According to Steamspy, the average game time for The Sims™ 3 is 77.2 hours, which includes data since the game's release. According to, the average game time for The Sims™ 3 is 70.6 hours. You can combine these two data sources to determine how long players spend playing games. Game time represents the time a player spends playing the game. Something to consider is that online multiplayer games typically have longer playtime than single-player games. You may spend more or less time playing The Sims™ 3.

Time range Average play time (hours)
All Time Past 77.2 (Steamspy)
All Time Past 70.6 (Gamalytic)

Country distribution

Players of The Sims™ 3 mainly come from the following countries: United States (32.3%), United Kingdom (7.2%), Canada (6.7%), Russia (5.8%), China (5.8%), Australia (4.7%), Germany (3.9%), Brazil (2.7%), Turkey (2.5%), Poland (1.9%), Argentina (1.7%), France (1.3%), Mexico (1.1%), Sweden (1.0%), Japan (1.0%), Chile (1.0%), Netherlands (1.0%), Thailand (1.0%), Norway (1.0%), South Korea (0.9%). Due to possible missing data, this data may not list all countries. This is not an exact number, but it can be used as a reference.

Country Proportion of gamers
United States 32.3%
United Kingdom 7.2%
Canada 6.7%
Russia 5.8%
China 5.8%
Australia 4.7%
Germany 3.9%
Brazil 2.7%
Turkey 2.5%
Poland 1.9%
Argentina 1.7%
France 1.3%
Mexico 1.1%
Sweden 1.0%
Japan 1.0%
Chile 1.0%
Netherlands 1.0%
Thailand 1.0%
Norway 1.0%
South Korea 0.9%

User Reviews

The Sims™ 3 currently has a total of 30,799 user reviews on the Steam platform and a user rating of 86. If the user rating is greater than 70, we think most people like the game. Among all user reviews, 26,753 reviews are positive and 4,046 reviews are negative. The game currently has a score of 86 on You can judge whether The Sims™ 3 is a good game based on these user reviews.

Review Types Data Details
Total Reviews 30,799 (A)
Positive Reviews 26,753 (B)
Negative Reviews 4,046
User Ratings 86 (B/A)
Metacritic score 86

Price Comparison

According to Steam's regional pricing, The Sims™ 3 may be priced differently in different countries. This game is not a free game. We will collect price data for this game in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Turkey. Due to missing data, the table below may not list all countries mentioned above. Judging from the data, The Sims™ 3 currently has the lowest price in Brazil, which is 40% cheaper than the highest price. The current data update time is April 01, 2024.

Country Price USD
United States $19.99 $19.99
United Kingdom £17.99 $22.73
Germany 19,99€ $21.58
France 19,99€ $21.58
Italy 19,99€ $21.58
Brazil R$ 79,00 $15.79
Turkey $19.99 USD $19.99
Argentina $19.99 USD $19.99
Mexico Mex$ 439.00 $26.53

Number of game owners

According to, the number of players who own The Sims™ 3 is approximately 2,103,678. According to Steamspy, the number of players who own The Sims™ 3 is somewhere between 2,000,000 and 5,000,000. You can combine data from these two sources to determine the total number of players for the game. It should be noted that this data is not an accurate value and may be significantly different from the real data. The game's developer or publisher may disclose The Sims™ 3's real sales figures.

Game name Number of game owners (forecast data)
The Sims™ 3 2,103,678 (Gamalytic)
The Sims™ 3 2,000,000 - 5,000,000 (Steamspy)

Sales and Revenue

According to data from, it is estimated that the number of people who have purchased or downloaded The Sims™ 3 directly on the Steam platform is approximately 1,773,601. The game's total revenue is approximately $19,032,731 (USD). For premium games, this data includes base game sales. For free-to-play games, this data takes into account all revenue sources. Tip: The sales volume and revenue of this game are calculated based on data simulation, which may be different from the actual data.

Data type Data Details
Copies Sold 1,773,601
Total Revenue 19,032,731

Number of followers

The Sims™ 3 has 104,474 followers on the Steam platform. Usually the more followers a game has, the more popular it is. There is a certain degree of correlation between the number of followers of a game and the number of players of the game.

Game name Number of followers
The Sims™ 3 104,474


The appid of The Sims™ 3 is 47890. The appid is a unique ID assigned to each game by the Steam platform. You can splice the appid into the URL, which can help you easily find the game on Steam. Example:

Game name APPID
The Sims™ 3 47890

Supported languages

The Sims™ 3 supports 17 languages, including English. The list of supported languages for this game is: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese - Portugal, Russian, Spanish - Spain, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Language Availability
Portuguese - Portugal
Spanish - Spain
Traditional Chinese

System Requirements

According to Steam data, The Sims™ 3 supports systems including Windows. This means you cannot play the game on Mac, Linux.

System Availability


  • OS *: Windows XP (Service Pack 2) or Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
  • Processor: (XP) 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; (Vista) 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • Memory: (XP) 1 GB; (Vista) 1.5 GB
  • Graphics: 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • DirectX®:
  • Hard Drive: At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • Sound:
  • Built-in Graphics:
    • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above.
    • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
    • 0.5 GB additional RAM
  • Supported Video Cards:Nvidia GeForce series: FX5900 or greater, G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295; ATI Radeon™ series: ATI Radeon 9500 series of greater, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950, 2400, 2600, 2900, 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870, 4850, 4870 series or greater; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA): GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series
  • *Please note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 cards are not supported