The Sims 4

Origin Raises The Sims 4 Base Game + Pack Prices in UK

UPDATE: We received an official response from EA regarding the recent price changes of The Sims 4 games in the UK:

Periodically, we update prices on our games due to currency fluctuations and regional market changes.  With the significant decline of the British Pound Sterling against other currencies including the U.S. Dollar and The Euro, as well as other market factors, we are increasing our UK wholesale pricing for EA console and PC titles this year, which will in turn increase our UK Recommended Retail prices.  UK Recommended Retail prices for new releases this year will increase by £5 for Standard Editions and £10 for Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions, and some existing EA console and PC titles will increase by a range of £2 to £5 beginning in July.

For some odd reason the prices of expansion packs and selected game packs on Origin have gone up in the United Kingdom.  The standard edition of The Sims 4 is now listed as £49.99 and bundles are now listed as £44.99 on Origin.

Expansion Packs like City Living, Get Together and Get To Work are now priced at £34.99 (originally £29.99)

Also the following Game Packs Vampires, Dine Out, Spa Day and Outdoor Retreat are now priced at £17.99 (originally £14.99). The new Parenthood Game Pack is still priced at £14.99.

The good news is Stuff Packs seem to have remained unchanged in price and are still £7.99.

We have reached out to EA for a comment about these price changes.

Let us know what you think about the new pricings below in the comments or over on Twitter.

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  • Im going to have to cut down on sims 4 content i buy then, im not spending £34.99 on an expansion pack that has 2 themes mashed together half baked. Its not worth the money.

  • I don’t get why everyone is upset about this, true I don’t live in the UK but because the britches pound went down significantly it makes sense that titles will be more expensive as EA still needs to make money of the games.

  • If EA change the price in UK because (literally) devaluation, why no sell in USD? Like at latam, than here ALWAYS change the final price e pay, due USD exchange fluctuates (mostly at Argentina, since Mauricio Macri freed USD buy)