Today Square Enix announced that the action JRPG by Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames NieR: Automata passed 1.5 million shipments. The reveal came through the game’s official Twitter account.
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According to the tweet, the number has been achieved summing physical shipments to retain stores and digital downloads, and considering that it was a niche title, it’s definitely a great achievement.
During the latest investor conference call, Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda acknowledged that the game sold “significantly” above the publisher’s expactations. It had passed 1 million shipments by the beginning of April.
NieR: Automata is currently available for PS4 and PC, and already received the first DLC, titled 3C3C1D119440927, with more planned to come down the line.