Where you can Buy The Sims 4 : full Buying Guide
When you hear the description of the game for the first time it may seem boring. You create one or more characters (sims), build and furnish a house. You find work and you are in charge of giving orders to your puppets so that they do not die of hunger or exhaustion.
However, it engages. And a lot. The Sims for PC is one of the most addictive video games we’ve ever played. Your sims will have children, they will get promotions, they will have salary increases, you will be able to buy more furniture, move to a bigger house … you will not be able to leave the screen until you achieve all the goals that you set for yourself.
Now more than ever, The Sims can once again become a fairly useful source of distraction during this quarantine period. In addition, like most video games, you can buy the game online, without having to have the game physically.
What specifications must my computer have to play The Sims 4?
The Sims 4 is a demanding game, therefore, not all computers or laptops will be compatible. Therefore, it is important that your PC or Mac meets everything necessary. The minimum requirements that your computer must have are the following:
- Operating system: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
- Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (for computers with integrated graphics chipsets, the game requires 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or the equivalent)
- RAM memory: 2 GB of RAM minimum (4 GB of free RAM are recommended for the game to run smoothly)
- Hard Drive: At least 9 GB of free space and at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games
- Video card: 128 MB graphics memory and Pixel Shader 3.0 compatibility Compatible graphics cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or higher, ATI Radeon X1300 or higher, Intel GMA X4500 or higher
- Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
- DirectX: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
In case you have a Mac computer, the requirements to be able to play The Sims 4 will be the following:
- Operating System: Mac OS® X 10.7.5 (Lion)
- Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor or higher
- Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 9600M or 9400M, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or higher. Graphics memory of 256 MB or higher.
- Memory: 4 GB of RAM
- Hard Drive: 10 GB of hard drive space
Buy previous versions of The Sims for PC
If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements to play The Sims 4, there is still hope. You can take a look at games from previous versions. Obviously these versions will not have all the updates and improvements that are included in The Sims 4.
The original Sims may be too dated in this case, although those who have never played or have a more vintage taste may still find the game entertaining. At least it’s better than nothing, in case you’re very desperate to play The Sims.
- The Sims 3 can still be purchased online. On their official EA website you can find the purchase links (€ 39.99) for each and every one of their games. As you may know, in addition to the classic version, there are expansions and thematic games such as The Sims and their pets or The Sims on vacation.
- As for The Sims 2 , you will have to get a physical version of the video game. You can find some purchase options on Amazon Spain .
- The same thing happens with The Sims 1 , you can hopefully find some edition (surely second-hand) available on Amazon Spain.
In this case, the opposite may happen with the newer versions. If the version is very old, a too new computer may not support it. Therefore, it is always recommended to check the necessary specifications in each case.
Where can I buy The Sims 4 for PC?
Now, you have already verified that your computer meets the necessary requirements. Time to find the best deal to get hold of the addictive game The Sims 4.
Keep in mind that it is usually necessary to buy the base game first, that is, the standard game without any theme. This version is already addictive enough, but if you want to add more scenarios, themes or activities to your Sims 4, just add one of the available expansions.
- Buying The Sims 4 on Origin : Origin may currently be the best purchase option as it offers various discounts on The Sims 4 games. The basic game can be purchased for € 9.99, 75% less than what it normally costs. The same thing happens with expansions, you will find offers that range from 14.96 euros.
- Buy The Sims 4 in GAME: in GAME you can get the physical game (on CD) for 19.95 euros instead of 59.95.
- Buy The Sims 4 on Amazon: on Amazon you can also find the game of The Sims 4, however, we wanted to highlight an option that we think is a good offer: for € 33.24 you can take the original game along with a pet expansion .
- Buying The Sims 4 in El Corte Inglés: it will cost you € 19.90 thanks to a special offer.
- Buy The Sims 4 in Fnac: for almost a euro less ( € 18.99 ) than in El Corte Inglés, you can get the game The Sims 4 in Fnac.
- Buy The Sims 4 at MediaMarkt: in this case, no special offer is offered, you will have to pay 35.90 euros.
After observing the different purchase offers offered by some of the most popular companies, we concluded that the two most suitable options are Origin (in case you are only interested in the base game) and Amazon (if you want get the base game + expansion pack).
If you are looking for new expansions, the official Origin website is the one that will offer you better discounts. Remember that the brand offers up to 75% discount on many of its games, so it is worth taking a look.
However, if you are more classic or classic and you are interested in having the game on CD, then you will have to spend a little more money. In this case, you are interested in opting for the Fnac purchase option, or search Amazon for an option with a similar price.
Buy The Sims for Xbox or PlayStation
Until now we have been talking about The Sims for PC or Mac, but yes, there are also versions for Xbox or PlayStation. In our opinion, the experience is very different, the console controls do not allow you to play the same way you would with a keyboard. Also, the style of the game is slightly different, somewhat more limited than the PC versions.
Still, many and many users may continue to opt for the versions for PlayStation or Xbox. If that’s your case:
- You can buy The Sims 4 for Xbox for € 49.99 .
- In the case of the PlayStation you can buy The Sims 4 also with an excellent discount: € 11.99 instead of € 49.99.
Buy accessories for The Sims 4
If you want to buy accessories for your sims, there are special packages with accessories that will make your sim experience even more customizable. In the official EA website , you have a section dedicated exclusively to Sims accessories.
There are packages with fitness accessories , for boys and girls, to decorate the garden or to wear woolen clothes.