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The third time's a charm for The Sims, as The Sims get out of the house and start exploring the neighborhood. What happens to one Sim on the other side of town could affect you!

In addition to even greater customization options for designing your Sims and their surroundings, players will be able to pick life goals, and tweak their personality quirks to your heart's content. This mix of personality traits, skills and career choices allow Sims to have their own short and long term Wishes that you can help them fulfill.

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Get inspired by the endless creative possibilities and unexpected moments of surprise and mischief in The Sims 3! Customize your Sims’ appearances and choose up to five traits to create individual personalities. From the “Romantic” trait or “kleptomaniac” trait to “evil” trait, create millions of unique Sims from the vast amount of personalities. New goal-oriented game play enables you to choose which short or long-term objectives you want your Sims to pursue and even determine your Sims’ destinies in life. Create and edit your own movies by capturing your gameplay moments or select from a library of clips. Then join The Sims 3 online community where you can show off all of your creations, get free bonus content, hear the latest news, and more!

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• Create any Sims you can imagine! Design your ultimate Sim by choosing up to five traits and numerous body characteristics in the Create-a-Sim feature. Customize your Sims body type, facial features, hair styles, and more. Create an evil, handsome, ripped kleptomaniac that wreaks havoc on those around.

• Control your Sims’ destinies. From a rock star or world leader to an expert thief, you choose whether or not to pursue the Lifetime Wish of your Sim. Choose whether to fulfill their destiny, giving them a lifetime of happiness and rewards—or not and be devious!

• Customize everything! You are the designer! From clothing to houses, customize patterns, colors, or create any house you can imagine. Customize any aspect of your Sims' style…even down to the style and color of their shoes!

• Be the Director of your Sims’ movies! Never before have you been able to make your own movie with a cast, a set, soundtrack, a story and editing without leaving the game. Make a movie with the Create-a-Movie tool and share it with the world!

• Connect, Share and Shop! Register with The Sims 3 online community and receive a second town, as well as 1,000 SimPoints to be used at The Sims 3 Store. Show off your creations from Sims to houses. Download exclusive content and hear the latest news of The Sims 3 world first.

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  • CPU: Pentium IV 2.0 GHz (Pentium IV 2.4 GHz With Windows Vista)/ Athlon XP 2000+ (Atlon XP 2400+ With Windows Vista)
  • RAM: 1 GB (PC - XP), 1.5GB (PC - Vista, Laptop - XP), 2GB (Laptop - Vista)
  • Graphics: GeForce FX 5900 / Radeon 9500
  • Video RAM: 128 MB

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Sounds great, as long as it isn't always-online

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Mar 27, 2011 (3DS)
    • Nov 15, 2010 (Wii)
    • Oct 26, 2010 (PS3)
    • Jun 2, 2009 (PC)
  • Japan:
    • Apr 1, 2011 (3DS)
    • Nov 18, 2010 (PS3)
    • Jun 4, 2009 (PC)
  • Europe:
    • Mar 25, 2011 (3DS)
    • Nov 12, 2010 (Wii)
    • Oct 26, 2010 (PS3)
    • Jun 5, 2009 (PC)
    • Jun 2, 2009 (wp)
  • Australia:
    • Mar 31, 2011 (3DS)
    • Nov 11, 2010 (Wii)
    • Oct 28, 2010 (PS3)
    • Jun 4, 2009 (PC)
    • Jun 2, 2009 (wp)
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