Stardew Valley surpasses 30 million copies sold: how it compares to other successful indie games

Stardew Valley has reached an impressive milestone, surpassing 30 million copies sold globally. Here is how the figure compares to other successful indie games.

Stardew Valley hits 30 million copies sold on its 8th anniversary, including 19 million on PC alone

What happened?

Eric Barone, creator of Stardew Valley, shared the news on social media when announcing the upcoming 1.6 update for the game. “Stardew Valley is thriving more than ever. As always, I’m eternally grateful to the players for making all of this possible,” the post reads.

According to Stardew Valley’s official website, 19 million copies were sold on PC alone, meaning that the remaining 11+ million units are split between PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. However, the exact share of each platform remains undisclosed.

It took Stardew Valley eight years since its launch on February 26, 2016 to cross the 30 million mark. Below are the game’s main sales milestones:

The 1.6 update is expected to launch on March 19 on PC, with console versions coming later this year. It will add new items, dialogue, and other content, as well as multiplayer support for up to eight players on PC.

Stardew Valley sales compared to other indie games

With 30 million units sold, Stardew Valley is one of the most commercially successful games of all time. Below are some other top-selling indie titles (note that the list only includes projects from studios that remain independent, so no Minecraft, Fall Guys, etc.):

  • Human: Fall Flat — over 50 million copies
  • Terraria — 44.5 million copies;
  • Palworld — 25 million players (15 million copies sold on Steam, 10 million players on Xbox);
  • Castle Crashers — over 20 million copies
  • Garry’s Mod — 20 million copies;
  • Rust — over 16 million copies;
  • Valheim — over 12 million copies.
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