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Tips and Information for the Console Edition
« on: December 03, 2017, 02:41:53 PM »
Tips and Information for the Console Edition

Updated: June. 2020

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What's Available on Console
Crashing Error - Error CE-34878-0
TestingCheats on PS4/XBox One
Helpful Links
Patch Notes
List of bugs affecting the PS4/XBox One


The console version of Sims 4 is mostly the same gameplay wise as it is on PC/Mac.

As of April 2019, Sims 4 can be played with mouse and keyboard.

Controls for The Sims 4 on consoles

EA/Maxis wanted it to be this way so no matter what you're playing on the gameplay mechanics are similar. SimGuruDuke mentioned this some time ago.

However, there may be a few other little differences, there isn't as many options in Game Options, there is no mod or custom content support. Some cheats aren't available.

From time to time, they add a few community creations to player's My Library tab.

Players can have multiple families per save game, however there are only 5 save game slots.

Players can still use Carl's guide to get general help and information on the game.

Sony and Microsoft aren't allowing mods and custom content on console except for very limited exceptions (Fallout 4 and Skyrim)

If you've purchased and/or registered Sims 4 and it's packs via your PS4/XBox One account, you shouldn't need to worry about them being deleted or having to re-purchase them. When you log into your account, the game and it's packs should be available.

@SimGuruDuke - 3:49 PM - 24 Jun 2018
Plans to port over all the packs (DLC) from pc to console.

To help decide if you'd like to purchase the game, we've added a gameplay video -

The Sims 4 Console [Create a Sim, Gameplay and Build] PS4

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Controls for The Sims 4 on consoles (Visual Guide) and advanced tips

Gameplay controls for The Sims 4 on console (Quick Guide)

Little-Known Tips for The Sims 4 on Console

Sims 4 Tips and Tricks - Console Editon

How To: Travel - PS4/XBox One

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Helpful Links:

Only able to save 5 families on Sims 4 PS4 version

AHQ Sims 4 Console Tech Board -

Xbox One cloud game saves: FAQ

Manage PS4 saved game data in system storage

Sims 4 - Playstation Store

Sims 4 - Microsoft Store

Linking your console accounts to your EA Account

The Sims 4 Console Edition

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