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NieR: Automata Passes 500,000 Copies Sold on Steam

Japanese action-RPG, NieR: Automata, hits a new sales milestone on Steam after a little over four months on the market.

July 21, 2017

Critically acclaimed Japanese action-RPG from Yoko Tara and PlatinumGames has surpassed 500,000 copies sold on Steam.

According to SteamSpyNieR: Automata on PC via Steam has 511,885 owners, with 114,480 players playing just in the last two weeks. Other SteamSpy stats reveal that yesterday the peak concurrent players was 2,181, and that over 50 new YouTube videos were uploaded for the game, showing a decently healthy post-launch heartbeat.

For those that don’t know: NieR: Automata is a PlatinumGames (who you may recognize from the Bayonetta series or Vanquish) developed and Square Enix published game that hit PS4 in Japan on February 2017, before hitting the same console in the West in early March. It then arrived on PC on March 17th, which means that it only took the game a little over four months to hit the above-mentioned 500,ooo copies on Steam.

We know that as of May 29th, the game had shipped (not sold) 1.5 million copies worldwide, which very well could now be almost 2 million, if not more than 2 million.

NieR: Automata, the sequel to 2010’s NieR (a spinoff of the Drakengard series) is available on PC and PS4.

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In other news, recently, PlatinumGames reveled its desire to make another game in the series if the same type of dream team could be re-assembled.

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Tyler Fischer

Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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