Videogamer writes: "There are only two reactions to The Sims 3 being brought to console. It's either unbridled, tearful glee or a sense of flatline disinterest as you watch another Sim title pop up in your local games store. Often the two feelings will merge and you'll find yourself buying the game regardless of whether or not you've lost interest in the franchise by this point. This is the kind of commercial franchise The Sims has become, a behemoth big enough and consistently good enough to keep throwing your money at. Even when you very well know you'll lose interest after bricking the maid behind a wall".