Stardew Valley coming to consoles, swaps Wii U for Switch

Developer Eric Barone has confirmed that his indie hit Stardew Valley will make its long-awaited console debut before the end of the year.

The game will be released on PS4 and Xbox One on December 13th in the US and on December 14th in Europe. Pre-orders are due to kick off today.

However, Wii U owners are out of luck.

Looking at Wii U and the current gaming landscape, we made the difficult choice to shift our development efforts to creating a version for Nintendo Switch,” Barone said. I am really looking forward to the Switch, and I believe that the Switch’s unique capabilities could create some exciting opportunities for Stardew Valley.

I do want to emphasize that I am absolutely committed to seeing Stardew Valley on Nintendo platforms, and I really do appreciate your support and understanding in this.”

Stardew Valley sold nearly half a million copies in its first two weeks of release on Steam. A month after that it hit 1m sales. Talk of a console port emerged around the same time.

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