It is noteworthy that The Sims 4 did not see such popularity even during promotions. with free weekends. It is possible that a similar situation is observed on consoles, however, EA does not share statistics, so it is impossible to say for sure.
Recall that it was the basic version of the game for PC (Origin, Steam, EA app), PlayStation and Xbox that became shareware. Additional content still needs to be purchased separately.
More on Igromania