NieR: Automata was certainly one the best JRPGs of last year, and sales are rewarding Yoko Taro’s creativity and PlatinumGames’ development prowess.
Square Enix just announced over Twitter that the game has passed 2.5 million units counting shipments and full-game digital downloads. That’s quite the achievement for a title that many considered niche, part of a franchise that used to be completely obscure for most.
This was achieved in part thanks to the discount offering the game for half of its price across the PlayStation Store and Steam, enacted to celebrate the first anniversary of the release.
As a result, Nier: Automata shot to first place on the Japanese PlayStation Store last week, keeping behind even Monster Hunter World.
Hopefully, this will encourage Square Enix to give the helm of another game ton Yoko Taro, and to continue the partnership with PlatinumGames, since the results have been definitely positive.
If you are unfamiliar with the game, you can also read our review. NieR: Automata is currently available worldwide for PS4 and PC via Steam.
— NieR公式PRアカウント (@NieR_JPN) March 13, 2018