Katy Perry fans have a lot of options this Christmas. The singer stars in Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment Blu-ray Katy Perry: All of Me and she goes virtual in Electronic Arts' The Sims 3. There's also a new CD, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. Perry talks about The Sims 3 Seasons expansion pack and explains why she's hooked on video games in this exclusive interview.
Katy Perry has embraced today’s digital world, selling over 75 million digital tracks worldwide. She grew up with a controller in her hands, playing video games with her siblings. One game that caught her attention and never let go was Electronic Arts The Sims. Will Wright’s creation has sold over 150 million copies worldwide life to date. EA Maxis continues to expand The Sims 3, the latest offering, with new expansion packs like Supernatural and Seasons.
Katy Perry Celebrates The Sims 3 Seasons
Perry joined creative forces with The Sims this year in an exclusive collaboration that brings her distinctive talents, style and personality to The Sims brand. The relationship kicked off with a Collector’s Edition for The Sims 3 Showtime that included special Katy Perry-themed fashions, stage props, a guitar and hairstyles. The Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats was then released, which offered a fun-filled Candytopia of Katy Perry-inspired content from accessories, clothing and hairstyles to furniture and props like a banana split sofa that truly celebrated the imagination that she brings to her performances, music videos and life. Perry talks about her collaboration with EA, her video gaming and why she loves The Sims in this exclusive interview.
Electronic Arts has focused on original music in games and introducing bands through video games. What opportunities do you see games offering artists today?
EA did such a great number with my “Hot N Cold” song. There are so many people that are gamers and it’s not like you could identify one person that is or isn’t. It’s like anyone in this room could be a gamer. There’s no person who’s ineligible to be a Sims player. So I think it’s cool. There are so many new social media ways to get out your music. It went from playing cafes and open mics to, oh my gosh, MySpace and then it went Facebook and even The Sims is a part of that. Maybe the way you got over playing in front of audiences was playing in The Sims or something. There’s a lot you can do in the virtual reality of the world of The Sims.