For many people, Sims 4 has been a part of their lives for as long as they can remember. From the first version to the latest Sims 4 released in 2014. Enthusiasts play the game for hours until you reach your goal, waiting to go home from school and check if your Sims have finished the job or wait for your new house’s construction. Sims is a game that brings nostalgia to many.
Over time, quite a few changes, updates, and renditions have made the game much more popular. EA has made the game available on 2 other consoles. Hence recently, the talk amongst the Sims world has been whether players should expect Sims 4 Nintendo Switch.
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Can you play Sims on Nintendo Switch?
Unfortunately, Sims 4 will not be coming to Nintendo Switch anytime soon. Although EA has brought many of its other games to the Switch, Sims 4 remains a big question mark.
The Sims is a game majorly known to run on PC only. However, over the years, it has migrated to other consoles. Since the Sims 4 release in 2014, it has migrated to PS4 and Xbox One in 2017. Since EA had released the Sims 4 on other consoles, players naturally thought the Sims 4 Nintendo Switch release date would soon follow.
Nintendo debuted only in 2017, and since then, numerous games have ported to the Switch. This has led to a massive increase in the number of games available for Switch players. So why not port Sims 4 to Nintendo Switch?
During an interview, the CEO of EA, Andrew Wilson, was asked about the release of Sims on the Nintendo switch. He stated that: “We have a lot of data that would suggest a great many Switch owners also own a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One or a PC and very often choose to play the games that we make on those platforms, even though they have a Switch and they enjoy a lot of great content on the Switch.”
This statement goes against the fact that many ports to the Switch have been sold well and have gained a lot of excitement and enthusiasm. Some of these games are Doom and The Witcher 3. The decision not to get Sims 4 to Nintendo switch was based on its user base.
EA seems to have some bad blood when supporting the Switch. So far, only 12 games have made their way to the Switch console. Of which the majority seem to be the FIFA games. It is quite possible that EA may change their minds in the future. “Cozy Games” have been gaining popularity among Switch players.
Hence, as much as players want it to happen, The Sims 4 Switch release date is not coming out anytime soon. For the time being, Sims 4 is available only on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Are there any games like Sims 4 on Nintendo Switch?
Due to the unavailability of Sims 4 Nintendo Switch, a great many players are looking for alternatives. “Cozy Games” have gained a lot of popularity among the players, and with expectations of Sims 4 Switch anytime soon, alternatives to the game have come into question.
For many players, there is nothing close to Sims 4. Some games may be available and recommended by people; however, the core things central to the Sims are not available in any game out there on Switch.
However, some games that may fit your Sims 4 “Cozy Games” vibes are :
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The most popular game on Nintendo recently has been Animal crossing. This game doesn’t just let you build your own home, but an entire island. Thanks to DODO Airlines, there are quite a few unique features such as designing your own clothes, sending gifts to friends, and traveling to other islands. You can even change the terrain if you wish to. Make yourself a mini-lake or a small hill to trek. This never-ending fun is always there to keep you busy.
Jurassic World Evolution
You can replace Sims with Dinosaurs at times. Jurassic world evolution is a theme park management simulator allowing you to create your park from scratch. Make sure your dinosaurs are always secure and your guests happy. You wouldn’t want your T-rex or Raptors to break free and snack on your guests. Earn lots of money by managing the park and gain satisfaction. This is a slightly different kind of simulator but worth trying.
This game fits you if you enjoy building towns and decorating homes. This realistic house renovation game lets you purchase old, rundown houses and turn them into a piece of art. Make immense profits from your efforts and buy another rundown house to do the same. Let your creative juices flow by giving old houses a chance at another life. This game is quite similar to building a Sims house for your Sim.
This game might be older than others but more similar to Sim. Like in Sims, you get to create your character and live one of the 12 lifestyles available in the game. You get to live a life of your own making. There are a lot of fantasy-based features the game has to offer. If you enjoy the usual crafting, decorating your home, befriending people, and maybe getting married, then this game is for you to try.
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
If you love exploring, this game is the one for you. In the hero’s sh**s, explore the entire world of Gemea at your own pace. Experience different jobs and tons of customizations to your character. This aspect is similar to that in The Sims. If you loved animals in Sims 4, you would also love befriending the cute, fascinating creatures in this game. You can also build farms across various terrain if you are bored of exploring.
If you enjoyed controlling the fate of your Sims, you would enjoy this game. Fulfill your desires to be a god as you decide the fate of cities in this game. Manage an entire town and help it develop or become a center for chaos. Manage pollution, natural disasters, crimes, traffic, etc., to fulfill your desires. You also get to design and construct your city in any way you wish. Let your creative controlling juices flow.
Two Point Hospital
If you enjoyed being a doctor and managing patients and a hospital in Sims 4, try this game. This Sim lets you manage your hospital from the start until the finish. Do whatever you see fit to improve your hospital’s reputation and manage your staff. This representation of the healthcare system will keep you satisfied just as any Sim game. Fulfill your dreams of managing a hospital.
This game lets you build your own farm at your own pace. In this game, your Sim can form relationships with any character. Give yourself your own unique story. Perform various activities such as mining, cooking, farming, fishing, and raising animals to satisfy your boredom and stay occupied. This game is so engaging; you’ll spend hours into this game to discover its hidden secrets and making your farm.
My Time at Portia
This game offers quite a lot to its players. Explore this cute, exciting world and get yourself involved in various occupations to keep your character and yourself busy. Earn money by crafting a variety of gadgets. Besides this, there are many other ways to make money, such as crafting, fishing, mining, and cooking. Make friends with the thriving community of Portia and form relationships. Be it friendly or romantic, be ready to experience it all. This game will surely help you while your time away with various customizations available.
Death is eventually going to follow. If you enjoy morbid and somewhat dark games, Graveyard Keeper is the one to satisfy your dark soul. In this game, you become a new graveyard manager, and it is now a part of your livelihood. Design the layout of the cemetery and craft items to make medieval life easy for all. There will be plenty of decisions to make along the way– make sure you choose the right one.
However, nothing beats Sims 4 for players. Sims 4 players know that you cannot find the satisfaction you get after playing Sims in any other game. All one can do now is wait and hope that EA releases Sims 4 Nintendo Switch pretty soon.
Until then, keep Simming on PC!
Rachel Kaser is an English major who has an unparalleled ability to transform words into poetry! He is also a big e-sports enthusiast and spends his evenings honing his gaming skills. He combines his passions for writing and gaming to provide us with the perfect amalgamated piece of literary work.