EA has announced that The Sims 3 for consoles will be released on October 26. The date was revealed during EA's gamescom press conference, where it revealed that the franchise has sold in excess of 120 million units.

In The Sims 3 for console and handheld, players will be able to create Sims with unique personalities, fulfil their desires...or not, and control their lives within a living neighbourhood.

Additionally, all-new features promise to make it easier than ever to mess with life as players can unlock the ultimate "Karma Powers" for instant control and unleash them on their Sims. Players can help their Sim "get lucky," bless them with "instant beauty" or be deviant and curse them with an "epic fail."

Playing on PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers will be more connected than ever before as they design, build, and share their creations and download content from other players around the world without ever leaving the game. Players will even be able to share achievements with friends by connecting to Facebook.

The Sims 3 for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DS is developed by The Sims Studio.