I mean, disparaging education and learning does make it easier to groom children, so I can totally understand why conservatives do it. The more uneducated and vulnerable kids there are, the larger their pool of potential victims.
As for The Sims 4... I just checked on Steam and it's $630 for the game and all DLC, much of which is in sale. Christ, people love their sims. Most large sim franchises with lots of DLC seem to target middle age people with lots of disposable income. But The Sims seems appeal mostly to very young people. Well, it's better than spending money on Diablo Immortal loot boxes, or gems, or whatever.