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OPINION: The Sims 3 Store is still very expensive and deserves a huge sale

It’s been what – 2, 3 years since the last The Sims 3 Store Set?

Anywho, now that The Sims 4 Stuff Packs are pretty much the replacement of the Store treatment we’ve been getting for The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 I can’t stop thinking about the fact that The Sims 3 Store is still VERY overpriced. Let’s look at some examples:

The Bohemian Garden store set is priced 1700 SimPoints. If you’re not familiar with the SimPoints currency – 100 SimPoints equals 1 Dollar. This means that The Bohemian Garden set, which only brings 24 new objects is worth 17$. Sure, you get 8 harvestables but that’s pretty much it about this set.

Now, let’s compare this set with The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff Pack which only costs 10$. This Stuff Pack comes with 61 new items and brings 2 new gameplay objects which bring more gameplay than any The Sims 3 Store object. This pack is both far less expensive and comes with a lot more content.

This is just one set we’re talking about. There are a dozen of sets out there that I would definitely like to get my hands on but I can’t because they’re just not worth it. Here’s another example: The Sims 3 Hidden Springs. This world can be purchased for 2000 SimPoints / 20$. It brings 6 CAS items and 13 Buy items. Meanwhile, The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat Game Pack which brings a new world, around 50 new CAS items and 100 new Build items is also priced 20$.

It really makes it hard for Simmers like me to own everything that The Sims Team releases when the entire Sims 3 Store is just ridiculous when it comes to prices. I own most of The Sims 3 Store but I’ll still need hundreds of dollars for the sets I do not own in order to own the entire store. Not to mention the fact that a lot of time has passed since The Sims 4’s release. We’re currently waiting for TS4’s 9th Stuff Pack and store sets are still a lot more expensive and lack content compared to what we get with TS4 Stuff Packs.

I know The Sims Team’s main focus right now is The Sims 4 but someone’s still out there managing The Sims 3 Store from time to time. I hope someone comes to their senses and decides to cut down the prices of The Sims 3 Store sets permanently because paying 20$ for a world with almost no new content is just not worth it nowadays.

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  • I tried to buy Midnight Hollow and they wanted me to buy two sim point bundles in order to pay for it. Why can’t we buy this stuff with real money instead of sim points?

    • They made things really complicating with Midnight Hollow… Anywho, I think they’re using the SimPoints currency for psychological reasons. You know, it’s easier to pay a set that costs 1700 SimPoints than to pay a set that costs 17 dollars.

  • I don’t play much of the sims 3 anymore, but I do agree that they should do some heavy discounting. I think during the last days of the sims 2 store everything was either heavily discounted or free. Hopefully it doesn’t close down any time soon without bringing discounted content.

  • I “played” the discount game with most of my Sims 3 store purchases. I’d do the Make me a Deal and only get the 60% or more discounted items. After a while (long while) I’d get a major discount with Complete a Set. For the most part it worked. Worlds were the tough ones but sometimes they’d be on sale.

    • Just not true, it’s a way of getting as much money out of The Sims 3 as possible, if they wanted to get players over to The Sims 4 they would simply shut down the store and stop all support for the game (which they haven’t confirmed yet have they?). Why would they want to send over all the TS3 players to TS4 when TS3 has much more content priced way more ridiculously?