The absolutely lovely and charming farm sim Stardew Valley has arguably redefined and perfected the genre. Capturing the hearts of many across the world since its original release on PC back in 2016, ConcernedApe has continued to update the game for free ever since, and his love, passion, and dedication for the game has garnered attention and admiration everywhere.
We now know that the game has sold a staggering 20 million copies as of March 2022. Announced via the game’s website, 13 million of those have been understandably on PC. Still, given the nature of the game, its relaxing routine-based gameplay, and in-depth but straightforward gameplay, it’s the perfect Switch game to sneak in a session or two in the morning before work.
In September, the game hit 15 million in sales, which means it sold five million units in just eight months. And that’s years after the game first came out, too.
ConcernedApe probably doesn’t need to do anything else with Stardew Valley at this point — the number of free updates and the endless amount of content will keep us going for years. The developer is now working on a brand new game, Haunted Chocolatier, and has suggested that he has “no plans” to update the farming sim anymore.
Are you one of the 20 million Stardew Valley players? Let us know what you think of this milestone in the comments.
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