|Game||The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4: City Living|
|Price in game||§750- §9500|
|Size||2 or less|
Game consoles are objects in The Sims, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4: City Living. Sims can use them to play video games, which in turn increases their fun (unless they have the Technophobe trait[TS3]).
The Sims[edit | edit source]
|SSRI Virtual Reality Set|
|SSRI VR-glasses connect to a WORLD of entertainment options. Imagine crystal-clear, full-color, big-screen, high-fidelity sights and sounds in your private virtual theater. "Not for use by Sims subject to perspiration, dilated pupils, dilation of bronchial tubes, and secretion of oxytocin, vasopressin, hydrochloric acid and glucose."|
|Price in game||§2,300|
The Sims introduced a basic virtual reality set that Sims can use. Sims will pick up the device, wear it over their eyes, and "explore" the virtual world, usually by waving or moving their arms. When finished, Sims will replace the device in its original location.
All Sims, including children, can use the device. While they will move around on the spot, they will not move from the spot they are standing on.
The Sims 2[edit | edit source]
|Maxis™ Game Simulator|
|Pure fun is right at the tip of your thumb! Hook the Maxis™ Game Simulator up to a TV, grab a controller, and enjoy hours and hours of synapse-scrambling entertainment. Fight space aliens, race go-karts, impress your friends, humiliate your family, or anything else you're game for!|
|Game||The Sims 2|
|Price in game||§560|
In The Sims 2, there is a basic video game console, the Maxis™ Game Simulator, which can be purchased from buy mode. When placed next to a TV, it allows one or two Sims to play. If two Sims play, they will not build relationship with each other, but each will gain Social, and may taunt each other as they play. Some games will use a different display when two Sims play. The video game console can break, though the chance of this happening appears to be small.
SSX 3 comes ready to play without any additional purchases. Other games (such as The Sims Bustin' Out and SimCity 4 Rush Hour) can be bought from video game racks on community lots. These three titles can be seen if the player zooms in on a rack. FreeTime adds four new additional video games to video game racks, as well as The Sims 3 if the player opens Rod Humble's gift. All games, including those just bought, are available on any computer or game console in the household. When a Sim visits a community lot that has a computer or video game console, all games which are available on the Sim's home lot will be available.
SSX 3 may become unavailable after another game is purchased. While it cannot be purchased from a rack, buying a video game console or computer should make it available again. It is not necessary to keep a video game console or computer in possession for this purpose.
Sloppy Sims may fail to put the controller away when they are finished playing. A Sim can be told to put the controllers away by clicking on the game console and selecting "Put Away Controllers". Players should note that the controllers may be seen as disposable. When this happens, the controllers will become clickable, and "Dispose" will appear when clicking on a controller. This does not affect Sims' ability to use the game console, but the only way to return the controllers to not being seen as disposable is to purchase a new console. If the controllers are seen as disposable, Sims, particularly Neat Sims, may autonomously attempt to Dispose of a controller. If a Sim starts to dispose of a controller, the player can save the controller by canceling the Dispose action before the Sim starts to put the controller in a trash can or trash compactor.
The Sims 3[edit | edit source]
|Game||The Sims 3|
The Sims 3 includes a basic game console and VR set. The SimLife Goggles increase fun rapidly and cause many moodlets. On video game console, as with computers Sims can be seen playing Burnout Paradise, Skate, "FIFA" (where Arsenal are a team on screen) and Madden NFL. If The Sims 3: Ambitions is installed, Sims can also be seen playing "Sim Animals: Africa."
The fun gain rate of the video games depends on the TV set. The higher the fun rating a TV has, the faster the fun need will increase.
The Console 7 and GUGA JoyToy 3 are added with The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff. They have more games, better graphics, and are more expensive. The Sims 3: Generations adds the ExoEdge Gaming System by ReliableWare.
The consoles introduced in subsequent expansion packs are a reference to the PlayStation 3 (due to its lack of highly acclaimed first party games on launch), the Xbox 360 (due to the number of AAA violent games) and the Wii (peripheral controls).
The SimLife Goggles, a virtual reality headset, can be used for many things other than gaming, when combined with cheats and/or mods.
List of game consoles[edit | edit source]
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The Sims 4[edit | edit source]
The Sims 4: City Living[edit | edit source]
The Sims 4 City Living adds 2 game consoles, and a game controller. The new consoles introduce five exclusive console games that provide emotional moodlets upon a successful gaming session. It can also be played with friends for a social boost and will impart the winner with a +2 playful or energized emotional moodlet while giving a +2 playful or +2 angry if they lose. It can be upgraded to provide more fun points, made unbreakable and television screen override.
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