After final week’s information that Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone is at present engaged on a brand new sport, we won’t be the one ones who ran to Google to determine simply what number of copies of Stardew Valley he is bought in complete. On Wikipedia, as of yesterday, the reply was ten million — however in line with the presskit, the true determine is over fifteen million.
Granted, that whopping chunk of cash will not fully find yourself in Barone’s pockets — he’ll be splitting it with Chucklefish, the writer, in addition to the platforms that the sport is bought on (corresponding to Steam and the Nintendo eShop) and a fraction of will probably be taken as taxes, in fact — however nonetheless, that is fairly the sum to fund the subsequent sport.
Regardless of 15 million being an unbelievable achievement for a solo-developed sport, Stardew Valley hasn’t but made it onto the checklist of “best-selling video games of all time”, the place the cut-off is twenty million copies bought. Nonetheless, the variety of indie video games on that checklist may be counted on a single hand, and it is an unbelievable and well-deserved achievement for Eric Barone nonetheless.
Let’s purchase one other 5 million copies to assist the poor man out, eh?