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French Government Issues a Stamp for The Sims

According to an EA press release, the French postal service, La Poste, has commemorated The Sims franchise with an official stamp.

Published in a limited edition, Les Sims is one of 10 stamps in the Heroes of Videogames collection. The set will retail for 2.65 euros (approximately $3.09 USD) and is available now in French post offices and through La Poste's website.

According to EA, The Sims games are so popular in France that they the number eight entertainment product, just behind The Da Vinci Code.

"From fashion to food, history to heraldry, the French have always been cultural tastemakers," said EA's Chief Creative Officer Bing Gordon. "We thank them not only for commemorating The Sims with an official postage stamp, but also for making it one of the top ten most celebrated entertainment products in France -- Merci!"

GP: Very cool indeed to see not only The Sims, but other video game franchises so honored. Les Sims stamp, by the way, is in the lower right corner of the set.

Tags: ea, france, sims, stamps, will wright
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