Stardew Valley breaks one million units sold on Steam after two months

We knew it would be big, but wow, that's a lot of farms.

24

Chucklefish Games is riding high right now. Its indie hit Starbound is approaching 1.0 release after four years, and farming RPG Stardew Valley has sold a million copies in less than two months.

According to SteamSpy, the game is credited with more than 927,000 sales at $14.99 each. But a Chucklefish rep told Polygon that the number is now more than one million. The indie hit came out of beta on February 26 after four years in development, and has been growing ever since. And keep in mind that these are just Steam numbers. The game was also released on GOG and Humble. so some quick math has the game raking in much more than $15 million since launch.

"It's been really exciting for us to help bring this game to people's attention," the Chucklefish rep said, "and the success really couldn't have come to a more deserving person!"

Version 1.07 of the game came out on April 4 and added numerous changes and bug fixes. Creator Eric Barone told MCV recently that “I’m currently in discussion with several companies that are interested in helping me bring Stardew Valley to consoles.”

Barone created the game to fill the void left when Harvest Moon failed to come out with a new game. It also blends in bits of Terraria and Minecraft to create a surprisingly fun farm-life RPG.

Contributing Editor
From The Chatty
  • reply
    April 13, 2016 2:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Stardew Valley breaks one million units sold on Steam after two months

    • reply
      April 13, 2016 2:23 PM

      That's awesome! It's a great game and totally deserves to do well.

      • reply
        April 13, 2016 2:45 PM

        Does it have any tablet support? I'd love to be able to play it on my Surface Pro 3, but I just want a casual, sitting in bed and don't want to use a mouse game.

        • reply
          April 13, 2016 4:55 PM

          I couldn't get it working well on my sp2 touchscreen

        • reply
          April 13, 2016 5:28 PM

          I have no idea unfortunately.

          • reply
            April 13, 2016 9:20 PM

            Just bought it and tested it out. It runs just fine. But you really need a mouse and keyboard. :(

            I have no idea what I'm doing though.

            • reply
              April 13, 2016 10:50 PM

              Can you hook up a controller? I find it way better to play with a controller.

    • reply
      April 13, 2016 2:40 PM

      I bought this game, but I'm so green to the genre, that I don't really know how to get started. Does some kind of primer/guide exist out there?

      • reply
        April 13, 2016 2:46 PM

        You probably don't need one. There is a wiki, which I use if I need to catch a specific fish. And to plan gifts for the villagers. http://stardewvalleywiki.com/Stardew_Valley_Wiki

        Generally you'll make bad choices in year one, but by year two you'll be a super-farmer. There aren't any uncorrectable mistakes.

      • reply
        April 13, 2016 2:47 PM

        Unless you are a super min/max person, it doesn't really matter.

        • reply
          April 13, 2016 2:48 PM

          I literally put 5 plants into the ground and then didn't know what to do.

          • reply
            April 13, 2016 2:58 PM

            Till-> plant-> water, repeat.

            Later when you want higher quality goods, you'll add fertilizer to the rotation.

            I prefer my fruit trees and honey bees.

            • reply
              April 13, 2016 3:02 PM

              I got the greenhouse and started making beer.

              • reply
                April 13, 2016 3:03 PM

                I need a large goat milk. My goat has been a asshole for three seasons now.

                • reply
                  April 13, 2016 4:19 PM

                  Pet him erry day,

                  • reply
                    April 13, 2016 4:24 PM

                    Five hearts. He's just a dick.

                    • reply
                      April 13, 2016 4:25 PM

                      Hit up the wagon that shows up in the forest and hope you get lucky.

                      • reply
                        April 13, 2016 4:25 PM

                        Yup. I'm betting I'll get one from the goat the day she sales one.

                        • reply
                          April 13, 2016 4:33 PM

                          I need apples and a pomegranate to finish the community center. Stuck in winter though so gonna be a while unless I get lucky.

                          • reply
                            April 13, 2016 5:10 PM

                            I grew poms but still need apples. Two seasons before I can grow my own.

          • reply
            April 13, 2016 3:07 PM

            The game tells you that it needs watering every day and the seeds tell you approximately how many days to harvest.

          • reply
            April 13, 2016 4:51 PM

            You get more stuff to do as the days pass. First day, they tell you to a) plant stuff and b) meet people. By the time you plant your 10 seeds and run around the whole map trying to find people (you'll be unsuccessful), it's time to go back and get to sleep for the next day. That next day, they'll introduce a new element. When you finish either of those original quests they'll give you followup tasks.

            You get progressively more and more to do as you play and you consistantly need to keep doing things you did in the past.

    • reply
      April 13, 2016 2:40 PM

      Always great to see the little make it big like this. Really wish he'd add touch controls so this worked on a Surface. My wife is itching to play this, but the workarounds aren't viable.

      • reply
        April 13, 2016 3:25 PM

        I wonder if the stylus would work? You at least have mouse buttons even if they aren't super easy to use.

        • reply
          April 13, 2016 3:26 PM

          The OSK would cover up the game. She has the type cover, but then she's at the table instead of the couch.

    • reply
      April 13, 2016 2:45 PM

      Damn, grats. It's a great game!

    • reply
      April 13, 2016 2:47 PM

      That's great. SV is something special.

    • reply
      April 13, 2016 4:04 PM

      I can't wrap my head around why Natsume stopped making this game. Congrats on his success though. It's well earned.

      • reply
        April 13, 2016 4:32 PM

        They're still making em, no? Only just for handheld systems.

        • reply
          April 13, 2016 6:51 PM

          To some extent, but pretty much every game after Back to Nature on the PS1 felt like it was going backwards. They simply weren't good.

          I honestly can't comment on the handheld games. I haven't played them, but from what I remember those started to become a departure in focus of what the earlier games were.

    • DM7 legacy 10 years
      reply
      April 13, 2016 4:08 PM

      I like this game. :)

    • reply
      April 13, 2016 4:48 PM

      My wife won't stop playing it. It really is an amazing game and I'm glad to see it obtain this much success.

    • reply
      April 13, 2016 4:52 PM

      It's like the perfect just chill game. I do this while listening to books, while watching netflix, while shacking, etc...

    • reply
      April 13, 2016 4:55 PM

      I want this game on every device. I'd really love a UWP version with touchscreen controls and/or a 3ds version

    • reply
      April 13, 2016 8:26 PM

      So this is ZeldaCraft? What's with the kissing and making babies and shit? Is it an MMO?

Hello, Meet Lola