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Stardew Valley Tops 10 Million Units Sold Worldwide - VGChartz
Stardew Valley Tops 10 Million Units Sold Worldwide

Stardew Valley Tops 10 Million Units Sold Worldwide - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 January 2020 / 1,508 Views

The open-ended country-life RPG, Stardew Valley, has sold over 10 million units worldwide, according to developer ConcernedApe who updated the official press page of the game. The game is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC via Steam GOG and Humble, PlayStation Vita, iOS, and Android for $14.99 / €13.99 / £10.99.

View a trailer of the game below:


Here is an overview of the game:

Stardew Valley is an open-ended country-life RPG! You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness! Stardew Valley now also features a Multiplayer update on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox, PS4, and Switch. The game has also been ported to iOS and Android.

History:

Stardew Valley was created by game designer Eric Barone, under the alias of ConcernedApe. During the four years he spent solo-developing it, he taught himself the necessary skills to produce the game’s music, art, programming, and design. The game was released on PC on February 26, 2016, and within two months passed 1 million copies sold. Within a few months the game expanded support to Mac and Linux, it released on Xbox One and Playstation 4 in December 2016, Nintendo Switch in late 2017, and iOS in October 2018. There have been three major post release updates – the first which added new farm maps, marriage options, and content, the second expanded supported languages to include German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. The latest update added Multiplayer functionality, with network coded by Chucklefish programmer Tom Coxon. Since release, the game has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Key Features:

  • Create the farm of your dreams: Build your farm from the ground up on 1 of 5 map layouts suited to your play style!
  • Master your ranching skills: Raise animals, grow crops, start an orchard and build useful machines!
  • Become a part of the local community: Get to know all 30+ residents of Pelican Town!
  • Customize your farmer: There are hundreds of character customization options to choose from!
  • Settle down and start a family: Share life on the farm with 1 of 12 characters you can date and marry, and even have children with!
  • Explore vast, mysterious caves! Encounter dangerous monsters and valuable treasures!
  • Spend a relaxing afternoon at one of the local fishing spots: The waters are teeming with seasonal varieties of delicious fish. Craft bait, bobbers, and crab pots to help you in your journey toward catching every fish and becoming a local legend!
  • Cook delicious meals and craft useful items to help you out: With over 100 cooking and crafting recipes, you’ll have a wide variety of items to create. Some dishes you cook will even give you temporary boosts to skills, running speed, or combat prowess. Craft useful objects like scarecrows, oil makers, furnaces, or even the rare and expensive crystalarium.
  • Invite 1-3 players to join you in the valley! Players can work together to build a thriving farm, share resources and build relationships with townspeople or each other! As more hands are better than one, players have the option to scale profit margin of produce sold to change the difficulty level on a group farm. (Available currently on PC, Mac and Linux. Console support in development.)
  • Stardew Valley on mobile features the game’s full single player content in addition to tap to move controls and fully redesigned menus and UI.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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11 Comments

p0isonparadise (on 23 January 2020)

Incredible game! Well deserved.


Chazore (on 23 January 2020)

Completely well deserved. CA made an amazing game that's had me playing it since it came out, and probably for more years to come thanks to the modding scene.


VAMatt (on 23 January 2020)

I tried to play it, but never was able to get into it. I don't understand why people like it so much.


2zosteven (on 24 January 2020)

purchased this game about 6 months ago from best buy deal of the day, have not opened it yet. time to get it started.


John2290 (on 23 January 2020)

Oh, I might try this game. I thought it was a mobile tapping game for some reason. Looks like one of those kid/female focused games like Animal Crossing but a little leas shameful with the presentation and RPG elements.


Cerebralbore101 (on 23 January 2020)

Kid/Female focused game? This game is for everyone. A huge part of the game is fighting your way through the 100 floor dungeon, if you choose to do so.


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John2290 (on 23 January 2020)

I bought it and I'd have to say it may be for everyone but the main demo is females and kids for sure with the social aspects and set up but that's okay, the game seems solid and addicting so who cares. Wether it was intended for everyone or not the core of the game and it's surface heavily falls into that demo, as did Minecraft but alas, I'd say every hardcore gamer gave that ago in 2010/11 without shame but the demographic is plain as day. Same here, it's not shy about shaping the game towards women and kids and attempting for some of that animal crossing pie.

Game seems good, so fuck it. Who gives a shit. It's 2020.


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crissindahouse (on 26 January 2020)

No idea why you think it's made for the kids/female audience and I'm sure that especially the first few million customers were more like "adult men"


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John2290 (on 26 January 2020)

What? It's a clear animal crossing clone and everything about it screams "the girlfriend game". It's a game to keep the women shut up qnd that isn't a bad thing. I like it. I'm sure many other men do as I'm sure many women like UFC3 or Creed Rise to glory.


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crissindahouse (on 26 January 2020)

It doesn't scream "girlfriend game". It pretty much screams "game which isn't made for a specific group in mind". Sure, it will be liked more by girls than as example Gears of War or FIFA but that doesn't make it a game made for girls.

Not screaming "look here, guys" doesn't automatically mean "look here, girls"


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John2290 (on 26 January 2020)

Whatever you say. Minecraft wasn't made for autistic childern but that is the demographic that they found themselves with and became thir brand. Sure, if this game was made 10 years ago it would be for everyone but they knew exactly who their demo was. Don't be insecure because you happen to like a game that has a demo that isn't for you.


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