Stardew Valley raked in over $1 million in its first month on iOS
Who knew that farming could be so lucrative?
The smash Indie hit Stardew Valley has passed another milestone. The farming/relationship builder simulator pulled in over $1 million in its first three weeks on iOS, which is tremendous for any app, let alone an indie game. Talk about a good debut month.
According to a report by Sensor Tower, a mobile app analytics company, most of the revenue comes from gamers in the United States. US would-be farmers accounted for about 41% of total downloads. Japan comprised another 12%. (The remaining 47% of downloads were not accounted for in the blog post.) About 25% of those downloads were for iPads, while the other 75% of downloads were true pocket farmers.
Stardew Valley had already sold 3.5 million copies across the PC, PS4, and Xbox One at the start of this year. It’s estimated to have sold more than 1 million copies on the Nintendo Switch since its release on that platform last fall. Based on the iOS revenue figures, Stardew Valley (which retails for $7.99 on Apple’s App Store) has been downloaded over 125,000 times, putting total units sold at about 4.6-4.7 million.
Not too bad for an Indie title made by a single person.