Original: Unveiling The Sims 3's online features, EA has announced a microtransaction store selling in-game items and plans for sizeable downloadable content on release. nope
In-game items such as "the must-have new outfit" or "the latest style of plaid furniture" will be sold in The Sims 3 Store for SimPoints--a virtual currency bought in lots of 500, 1000 and 2000 points. Shacknews has contacted EA for the cash-points exchange rate.
Available as downloadable content when the game is released on June 2 will be Riverview, a second town. We've asked EA to clarify whether this will be free or paid.
Such offerings are not new to the series, with The Sims 2 being supported by no less than nine "Stuff" bundles of items and eight conventional expansion packs sold in stores. 1000 SimPoints will be included with The Sims 3 for players to sample the store.