No official release date has been announced (I’m betting sometime in March of 09′) but Amazon is reporting January 1, 2009 and Gamestop predicts April 7, 2009.
Call me crazy, but I honestly don’t see a point in pre-ordering. The only way I ever pre-order is if the game comes with cool swag like a t-shirt…Also, you get the short end of the stick when you pre-order as you have to wait for it…
Placeholder boxart for The Sims 3
Source – Capital Sims