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Stardew Valley Achieves 30 Million Sales; New Update Launches March 19th

Stardew Valley 1.6 Update

Farmers, get your hoes ready!

Stardew Valley‘s developer ConcernedApe (Eric Barone) has announced a March 19th release date for version 1.6 on PC, macOS, and Linux via Steam. Console and mobile updates will follow.

The announcement comes 11 months after his first tease, when he initially said it’d be a bit smaller than version 1.5. Turns out that 1.6 will be much bigger than originally planned, which will surely make a lot of fans happy. Bless this man.

Full patch notes will be released at launch. In case you missed it, the developer shared a preview months ago of things to look forward to in this next content drop.

Stardew Valley Sells More Than 30 Million Copies

In 2022, the game had sold over 20 million copies. Now, on its eighth anniversary, Stardew Valley has officially reached 30 million! Incredible numbers for a one-man team indie developer. Below is ConcernedApe’s letter thanking all players.

Hello everyone,

Today is Stardew Valley’s 8th anniversary. That’s a long time, I can’t believe it’s been so long. But the game is doing great, especially here on Steam which was the first platform I launched the game on, and have always considered it “home”. It’s an honor that Stardew Valley has been so well-received here on Steam, and I thank all of you for playing the game and creating a cool community around it!

What better day than today to announce the new 1.6 update release date: March 19th, 2024

This update adds some new content to the game. I will release patch notes on the day of launch, but I think it would be more fun for you to just play the update and discover everything yourself. The update will work perfectly fine with your existing save files, but I’d recommend starting a new file to get all the new stuff in context (and because it’s always fun to start a new file). You may even want to start with the new farm type.

With a new update on the horizon, a worldwide concert tour underway, an official cookbook coming soon, and now over 30 million copies sold, Stardew Valley is thriving more than ever. All of this is possible because of you, the players, so I just want to say THANK YOU very much.

I hope you enjoy the update when the time comes, and I’ll see you in 3 weeks!


Stardew Valley Screenshots

Aside from on Steam, Stardew Valley is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS Vita, iOS, and Android. Version 1.6 drops on March 19th. For more surprise updates coming your way, stay tuned here at RPGFan for more farm-sim RPGs!

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about RPG games (specifically JRPGs), new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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