The Sims 4 Has Bad News for Switch Fans

Despite some exciting rumors surrounding The Sims 4 and Nintendo, it appears as though the team behind the game has some bad news for fans.

After a rumor-filled start to the week, it appears that The Sims 4 won’t be coming to the Nintendo Switch after all. A mistaken listing named the Switch as a platform for The Sims 4, but the team behind the game insists the blunder isn’t secretly a premature announcement. Upon spotting the listing, fans were quick to theorize that a port was imminent, but official word has since squashed any speculation.

Despite having been released roughly a decade ago, The Sims 4 remains a popular title thanks to numerous expansions and a bustling community. Even with the free-to-play Sims 5 on the horizon, dedicated fans of the current iteration continue to check in on their characters, create impressive homes, and share their builds with the community. Switch gamers were hoping to join in on the fun with PC players as well as those on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but that doesn’t appear to be in the current plans, unfortunately.

The Sims 4 Not Coming To Nintendo Switch After All

As first spotted by TheHenfordHen on social media, EA’s own website included the Nintendo Switch alongside other platforms for The Sims 4. However, an official social media account for the game has since responded to the post, stating that The Sims 4 is not currently available on the Switch, and there are no plans to bring the popular title to the hybrid console. Any mention of the Switch regarding The Sims 4 has since been removed from the site, and the original social media post has been deleted.

Hopeful fans might still believe this to be misdirection from the team until the official announcement is ready to be made, but if a port were imminent, it’s more likely that the social media account would have remained silent. Not to mention, fans were questioning how this game might run on the Switch when rumors were circulating. The base game isn’t all that demanding, but running all the Sims 4 expansion packs can be quite taxing on even more powerful current-gen hardware.

Despite being underpowered in comparison to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, third-party support for the Nintendo Switch has been solid in comparison to previous generations. Still, The Sims franchise has long stood out as a notable exclusion, especially since the series has a long history on Nintendo consoles.

While it’s unlikely that Nintendo’s next console will compete with cutting-edge hardware in terms of raw power, perhaps it will be enough of a boost over the company’s current technology to get even more third-party titles on the platform. Technical specs are anyone’s guess at this point, but with the Switch’s successor being Nintendo’s worst-kept secret, it’s likely fans will hear more about the highly-rumored console before long.