EA Debunks The Sims 4 Nintendo Switch Rumor; No Release Is Planned

The anticipations have already been laid to rest.

Story Highlights

  • EA has come forward on Twitter to shoot down a rumor implying The Sims 4 was coming to Switch.
  • It hearsay gained traction because the platform was listed on the official site when searched by Google.
  • The devs have no plans to bring it on Switch. However, it could come out on the Switch successor.

The Sims 4 has been out for a whole decade, featuring a huge community that has steadily grown over the years. A new rumor was recently sprawling across the forums, suggesting that the title was on its way to the Nintendo Switch. EA quickly took notice of the disruption and swiftly shut down any hopes of the Switch users on Twitter. The page dedicated to helping the fans iterated that the game is not coming to Switch in any way.

The rumor was propelled by many of The Sims 4 content creators, including @SimMattically on Twitter —now deleted. Google searching for the base game would reveal Nintendo Switch among the other listed platforms in the official description, which sparked a lot of hype in The Sims scene. It allegedly even showed up in different languages. However, there were no mentions on the official websites; now we know why that was.

The Tweet clarifies that the information on the Google search was just a nothing burger, a mistake that went unnoticed for some time. So, the error in the data caused the rumor to gain hold in the community before the devs debunked it on Twitter.

The Sims 4 is among the most popular social simulation games in the world.
The Sims 4 is among the most popular social simulation games in the world.

The Sims 4 has eventually been released on almost all mainstream platforms across multiple generations, which is among the greatest factors that have allowed it to gain such a massive footing in the gaming scene. However, the social simulation is still yet to be released on the current domineering Nintendo console, the Switch. Unfortunately, the new tweet by EA has shattered all hopes of it ever arriving on the portable.


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It is worth noting that the debunking of the rumor also births yet another buzz in the community. The mention of Switch may have just been a placeholder for the upcoming and highly anticipated Switch successor. It has made fans think that EA plans to release The Sims 4 on the next Nintendo platform. However, there is not much grounds for the speculation to stand on, so we suggest taking the hearsay with a huge grain of salt.

The Sims 4 hit over 70 million players last year since it gained a lot of new users after going free to play.

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to devoutly keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. His articles have been cited by VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more.

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