Stardew Valley Shoots Past Major Sales Milestone

Just four years after release, it's a big moment for the farm-sim game. Anyone for a celebratory barn raising?

Stardew Valley creator and developer Eric Barone, aka "ConcernedApe," recently updated the game's fact page with a huge new piece of information. Stardew Valley has officially passed the 10 million sales mark,

That's pretty incredible. Not only is Stardew a farm-sim game developed by just one person who taught himself, but the game has only been on the market for four years.

The total shared sales figure includes sales on all platforms supporting Stardew Valley, including mobile and the almost-officially-dead Vita. While it's not clear which platform the game is most popular on, it's basically always in the Switch eShop's top-selling games and download-only games; at the time of writing, it's actually at the top of both lists. 

It's often in Steam's top-played games as well, currently sitting at #28 on Steam Charts behind Civilization 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Temtem, Terraria, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to name a few. That's pretty good company.  

Incredible though the news might be, we're not too surprised. Stardew Valley gets substantial content updates on a fairly regular basis, and even the base game is one of the best in the genre.

What's next for the farm-sim king? Barone just finished getting the console versions watered with the latest update; he's also working on a new game set in the same universe, though it's not a direct sequel. We'll probably be waiting a while for more major updates and new games, but chances are, it'll be worth the wait.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Stardew Valley news as it sprouts.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 23rd 2020

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