EA has sent word that The Sims 2 has gone gold. The game will be available for the PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA, and Nintendo DS. These versions of the game will ship to store shelves on October 24, 2005, followed shortly by the Sims 2 for the PSP.

The Sims 2 was the No. 1 PC game of 2004 and has sold more than 5 Million copies worldwide. The series hasn't achieved the same popularity on consoles as it has on the PC, but EA promises that the game has received tweaks that will make it more console friendly this time around.