Mortgage company analyzes the price differences between video game housing, including Final Fantasy XIV

Buy some land, buy some land.

How much is your house worth in The Sims 4? Obviously, the game attaches a value to it, but that’s just game terms and doesn’t really match what we think of as the value of these things. This is why the UK-based mortgage company L&C Mortgages looked at the housing market in eight separate games to compare the costs and availability of a house in all of them, including the exceedingly market-limited houses in Final Fantasy XIV.

The comparisons are not perfect, since games like Fallout 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are single-player titles without players competing for a house. Still, if you’d like to see how the cost of virtual real estate stacks up, it should be at least mildly amusing. And hey, it also means you can mention your home is worth millions of dollars before muttering that it only applies in Eorzea. (Or Othard, if you want to be really pedantic. At this point you might as well be.)


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Real life home ownership is a joke to me for the foreseeable future, so it’s good to know that in the meantime I can at least snob it up in a multi-million USD Eorzean (Othardian) home. Thanks, video games.

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The prices of the houses in FF14 are quite harrowing to look at, but at least that game is perfectly playable for a homeless. My real grudge is the Animal Crossing franchise where the premise of the game is to pay off mortgage… is ridiculous and depressing for a game whose every other component is literally polar opposite to financial slavery to a racoon dog.