Congratulations are in order, as PlatinumGames’ NieR: Automata has shipped and sold more than three million units worldwide. The official Japanese Twitter account for the game took to the social media platform to announce the news, writing, “PlayStation® 4 / Steam World cumulative shipment and download sales of ‘NieR: Automata‘ exceeded 3 million copies. I really thank you.” [Note: This is translated via Google Translate from Japanese to English.]
While shipped in this context may not necessarily mean sold in the retail space, it seems the game is doing very well for both PlatinumGames and Square Enix. Either way, that’s a lot of YoRHa units to sell since the game’s initial February 23, 2017 release date. The original tweet can be found below.
— NieR公式PRアカウント (@NieR_JPN) June 6, 2018
In our review of the game, we awarded it an outstanding 9/10, saying, “PlatinumGames has done an excellent job at taking Yoko Taro’s deep and interesting world and giving it an amazing gameplay experience that fits it perfectly. Fans of the original as well as newcomers to the series will undoubtedly appreciate what Nier: Automata has to offer.” The action RPG also sits comfortably at an 84 and 88 on PC and PS4, respectively, on Metacritic. Furthermore, according to the Steam Charts, it also seems to be doing well on Steam, with an average of between 800 and 1000 players at any given time. And considering its 26 different endings, it’s no wonder NieR: Automata has pushed out three million copies.
NieR: Automata is available on Steam and PS4 for $59.99 USD.