Katy Perry has had a successful relationship with Electronic Arts and Maxis with The Sims franchise. With over 150 million games sold around the globe on just about every device out there, The Sims is one of the most popular game franchises out there.
Perry continues to garner international attention with legions of fans around the globe. The singer had a big year with a 3D movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me, from Paramount Pictures (you can buy the 3D Blu-ray version now, as well) and a new re-mix album, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. She’s also gone virtual in multiple games courtesy of EA.
The Sims 3 has had several expansion packs developed this year with Perry’s input, including the most recent expansions – Supernatural and Seasons. The partnership started with a Simlish version of Perry’s hit song, “Hot n Cold,” and expanded to include a Katy Perry Sim this year, along with The Sims 3 Showtime – Katy Perry Collector’s Edition and The Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats.
The pop sensation talks all about The Sims and video games in the videos below. And some of her answers are below.
What do you like best about The Sims 3?
There are so many different extensions of it. They really have covered so many different options and opportunities. It opened with you could be a DJ, you could be a pop star, you could be a person that is a gymnast of an acrobatic. Obviously, I’m not that person in real life. But I love that you just get to try things that maybe you wouldn’t try in real life. Like I was watching some video the other day of my Sims character in Seasons and I saw her ice skating with a little kid and I thought that was really cute. I loved ice skating growing up, but then I saw my Sims fall and basically eat it, I enjoyed that. But then she got back up and she was doing all kinds of crazy moves and I wouldn’t try that in real life because it hurts. I know how it feels to fall on ice.
What do you think of the fact that The Sims 3 can be played on every game device out there today?
I love that. I think that you have to do that because we’re such on-the-go people. I pulled out my laptop like four days ago and I haven’t pulled it out since. It feels very archaic like opening the screen because your iPad or iPhone is just easy to use. I think you have to adapt to technology if you want to be a really competitive game.
Do you think we’ll see more of you when it comes to gaming and The Sims?
I hope so. It’s been a really creative relationship. It’s been for them to adopt my vision and ideas. If I can continue to keep coming up with crazy, kooky ideas, I’m sure The Sims will keep calling.