Stardew Valley” was recently given a release date for the Nintendo Switch after being teased last June. Surprisingly enough, the game is slated to release later this week on Oct. 5, as per Twinfinite.

The game’s file size will be 880 MB, which isn’t too heavy for the system’s memory. While the game is already available on other consoles, there are plenty of advantages of playing “Stardew Valley” on the Nintendo Switch. That said, here’s why you should pick up the game on the hybrid console.


The Nintendo Switch’s main selling point is its portability.

While you could Play The Game on a laptop, it won’t be as comfortable as playing on the Switch’s portable tablet mode. If you want to relax, you can farm while laying down on your bed. It’s also easier to take the game with you wherever you want thanks to the Switch’s size. It’s a bit of a hassle to drag your laptop with you just to play the game, especially if it’s bigger than 14 inches. Thanks to its hybrid features, you can even play the farming simulator on the TV by docking the tablet. These new options should make “SV” much more enjoyable to play.

Multiplayer features

Chucklefish previously teased that the game will be getting multiplayer sometime next year. They’re even going to hold a beta test on PC around the end of 2017.

Once they finally decide to patch in the new features, the Nintendo Switch will be the first console to get the update.

You can play with others online first compared to those who have the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One copy. The multiplayer features are pretty impressive as you can play with up to three other friends. Chucklefish is also looking to player-to-player marriage, so that’s another thing to look forward to.

Quick gaming sessions

With “Stardew Valley” on the Switch, you can play in bursts or quick gaming sessions. It’s the perfect “pick up and play” games on the system since it’s so easy to turn on and start playing. If you want to check up on your crops, it’s just a matter of unlocking the lock screen before playing.

As for PC, you’ll still have to wait for the system to start up, which may take some time depending on your specs.

If you want to save your progress and play again later, you can just store the Switch somewhere in your bag and easily continue where you left off.

These advantages make “SV” on the Switch the best version to pick up. Alternatively, you can also buy it for on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.