Feb 07 AT 10:44 AM Taylor Wimberly 29 Comments

The Sims FreePlay coming to Android Market this month


Is EA Mobile finally ready to take Android serious now? They have ported a handful of their most popular iOS games to Android, but most have been met with a lukewarm reception (averaging review scores of 3/5). A quick browse of EA Mobile’s site shows that they haven’t updated their Android section in years, with only the original T-Mobile G1 being listed as a supported device.

We don’t know much about EA Mobile’s future plans for Android, but their PR team has started to made an effort to reach out to Android bloggers and open a channel of communication. For example, to promote their upcoming Android game The Sims FreePlay, EA mailed me a Sims coffee mug, scarf, and paper speakers. I’m still not sure what the point was of these random items, but I’m sitting here writing this article so I guess they got the job done.

No release date has been announced, but we have heard that The Sims FreePlay should be available in the Android Market by the end of this month. The game previously launched on iOS devices back in December where it won several awards for best freemium game of the year.

EA’s current game The Sims 3 is priced at $6.99 and did relatively well selling between 100,000-500,000 copies (most came when the game was on sale for $0.99). Unfortunately the game has not been updated since September, which has led to many complaints about support and earned the game a 3.5 rating in the Android Market.

Even though most of EA’s titles have been disappointing compared to their iOS versions, we know they are capable of producing some awesome Android games – see Dead Space. Hopefully The Sims FreePlay will receive their best effort and more resources will be allocated to support the game after its initial release.

Do we have any Sims fans in the house?

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  • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

    My wife is all over it.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I played The Sims on my PC back when I was in middle school, but haven’t touched it since then.

  • ranwanimator

    I will lose my wife to this.

    On a side note 100,000-500,000 is a huge number of unknown installs. It could actually be 100,001 installs and appears in the market psychologically as a much bigger install base. I wonder if this helps a game’s popularity.

    • Matt

      Lucky you..Wish I could find a game to lose my girlfriend to! ha

      • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

        I wish I could find a girlfriend to lose to a game :(

  • spazby

    Not interested….

  • greeny42

    Great! Now I can pretend to live a different life on the go! Real life is so outdated.

  • frankwhite44

    Nice. I like the Sims.


    i dont trust EA at all.. they have a lot to prove on android

  • Rhoedd

    I would not touch the EA android games until they show that they are willing to support these games and specify exactly which hardware items they will run on. I bought two EA games which at first ran on my Dell Streak, then it became an unsupported device. The same games should run smooth on the Xoom I have, but that is also an unsupported device. If you go to the EA mobile forums you’d see many people having the same problems with no response from EA.

  • ManiaX

    It will probably happen to me the same as on the PC -> create a Sim build a house…get tired of the game…uninstall the game!

  • lika

    i’m crazy about The Sims, can’t wait!

  • Cynthia Avey

    I hope this will come on my Acer Iconia Tab A100 Tablet Please yes! TY

    • Cynthia Avey

      And it is The Honeycomb v 3.0?.?

      • Cyndra Clay

        The Game Sims Freeplay at android market says now bot compatible on my Acer A100 and it was earlier what happened? But there was a server error what happened? Says it was for my Acer Iconia Tab A100 Honeycomb 3.0.0+ now not? Oh the saddness came over me and so sad now not able to have the game so not fair!

  • jesxi

    can’t download this on my dell streak 7 :(

    • Nocturne

      Same problem here

  • Jojuana Keileh

    I installed this andriod app on my HTC sensation two days ago i tonight it giving a service error go to eamobile,com/countrygate. I cannot play my game this sucks

  • Kendall

    Can the sims have babies if not fix that please because even in sims one you could have a baby

    • kuri a

      They should be able to, after they are married, there is a whole nursery section in the store

  • kuri a

    Just recently started playing this game, I love it! The ONE problem i have ran into, I have been trying to complete the goal to make a double shot coffee for hours now, all my sims are refusing to make it, they have all been taken care of, any ideas why none of them will help me?

    • Lea Mealey

      is the coffeemaker backwards? try turning it around

  • shaz75

    Anyone else having problems with this game since the latest Android update? Cant even open the game anymore!

  • april flowers

    the sims is my favorite game ever and it says its not compatible with my device. Why spend hundreds of dollars on an android phone when you can’t even enjoy the full benifits. I used to like my phone=,(

  • Alaisia Patterson

    WOW! My friend has this on her pc and her sims are dramatic wow LOL I have the sims on pc though and the pc is way better.

  • shai

    I have been playing sims freeplay on my phone and ever since i updated it ,its been playing up i would love it if yous could fix it please thanks you .

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  • Joyce Williams

    Not working on my android keep showing up error