Today, Stardew Valley revealed in an official press release that the game has officially passed the milestone of 20 million copies sold across all platforms since its original release. Along with this news, it was also stated that 13 million of them came from the PC version of the game alone.
You can check out the official press release, which also provides a brief history of the game, just below.
Stardew Valley was created by game designer Eric Barone, under the alias ConcernedApe. In the four years he spent developing it solo, he taught himself the skills needed to produce the game’s music, art, programming, and design. February 26, 2016 and in two months it exceeded one million copies sold.
Within months the game expanded Mac and Linux support, it was released on Xbox One and Playstation 4 in December 2016, Nintendo Switch in late 2017 and iOS in October 2018. There were five major updates after the release – the first that added new farm maps, marriage options and content, second supported languages extended to include German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.
The third update (late 2018) added multiplayer functionality, with networking code done by (then) Chucklefish programmer Tom Coxon. Starting with the 4th update, Eric formed a small team to help update the game. The fourth and fifth updates added significant amounts of new content to the game.
As of March 2022, Stardew Valley has sold over 20 million copies across all platforms, including 13 million copies sold on PC alone.
For more information about Stardew Valley, you can visit the game’s official website. You can also check lots of guides, news, features, and quizzes for the game in the related articles section at the bottom of the page.