Six years after its initial release, has sold more than 20 million copies. Creator Eric Barone shared the achievement news in an update posted to the game and an interview with . “The 20 million mark is really amazing,” he told the magazine.
But what’s even more impressive is the increasing speed of Stardew’s Valley sell. It took four years for the game to sell its first 10 million copies. As of September 2021, it has sold 5 million units. “Stardew Valley’s average daily sales are higher today than at any time,” said Barone. “I’m not sure exactly why. I hope that the game will continue to spread through word of mouth and the more people play, the more people will share the game with their friends. surname.”
Barone said to PC Gamers he plans to continue working Stardew Valley but now mainly focus on , a new action RPG he announced last fall. “Ultimately, I have to follow my heart or the quality of the content suffers,” Barone said.
Twenty million copies sold is an impressive feat for any game, let alone one that a single person has developed. Barone started working Stardew Valley after graduating with a degree in computer science from the University of Washington Tacoma. He realized he couldn’t get a spot in his field after the 2008 financial crisis, so he started developing the game to hone his skills. He then spent the next four years working on the project before finally releasing it Stardew Valley in early 2016. Bloomberg Journalist Jason Schreier chronicles the full story in his brilliant 2017 book .
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