Stardew Valley has sold over 425,000 copies since launching February 26 — only 12 days ago.
The figures, reported by PC Gamer following an interview with the game’s lone developer Erin Barone, show the immense popularity of the game which has been dominating the Twitch homepage and Steam bestseller list since it launched. Barone told PC Gamer: “I thought it would be popular with people who were fans of Harvest Moon or Rune Factory, and I thought that would pretty much be it. I never expected it to have such wide appeal. I mean, I’m super happy about it and I’m blown away by the reaction, but I’m surprised too.”
The developer recently addressed calls for the game to be brought to Mac and Linux — saying it would only be ported if sales of the game on PC were strong enough. With Steam taking about one-third of the cost of the game, as well as the publisher taking a share, PC Gamer says “it’s not inconceivable to assume that Barone has suddenly seen himself become a multimillionaire.” Barone said in response: “I don’t want it to affect my life in any way. My lifestyle isn’t going to change.”
Stardew Valley is currently available on PC via Steam and GOG.com.