Update: According to this GameInformer article, Sims 4 on console does have cheats. However, using cheats disables achievements.
I'm excited about Sims 4 on console, which launches next week. In fact, the game is already out for people with the EA Early Access program, but I personally am not going to pay extra money just to play a video game early. (I care, but... not that much.)
But perhaps some of you Early Access folks can give us a hand: Can you use cheat codes for Sims 4 on Xbox One or PS4?
Here's what I can tell you for sure:
1. Cheat codes ARE available for other Xbox One and PS4 games.
Here's a list of cheat codes for GTA 5 on Xbox One. As you can see, you enter the cheat code by pressing the specific buttons in the specific order for each code. For example, the code for max health and armor is "B, LB, Y, RT, A, X, B, RIGHT, X, LB, LB, LB."
2. Cheat codes were available for earlier versions of the Sims on console.
One article I found instructed players to press the R and L bumper while at the main menu to open up the cheat console.
3. Cheat codes have been an integral part of the Sims franchise since the beginning.
Would they really ship out a version of The Sims 4 without them?
I don't personally use cheat codes. I prefer the challenge. But no judgment for those of you who do use them, and I will keep you updated as this developing story unfolds!