Nier: Automata, a game that started out as a niche, obscure title is well on its way to some well-deserved mainstream success. The game’s shipments and digital sales have crossed the 5.5 million mark, Square Enix announced via Twitter. This comes soon after the recent announcement that the game had sold 5 million units in December 2020. Meaning that there have been around five hundred thousand sales in just a span of two months.
The game has garnered quite a large fan-following, thanks to its dark, yet utterly heart-touching narrative written by Director Yoko Taro, who is well-known for making ‘weird games for weird people.’ But the game also owes a lot of its success to its music, composed by Keiichi Okabe’s Monaco Studio and brought to life by the vocal performances of Emi Evans, J’nique Nichole, Marina Kawano and Nami Nakagawa. Not to mention the top-notch gameplay and combat designed by action game veterans at Platinum Games, under the leadership of Lead Designer Takahisa Taura.
Nier: Automata was first released on the PS4 on 23rd February 2017, followed by the PC release on March 17th. The Xbox One version came out a year later on June 26, 2018. It’s an indirect sequel to Nier: Replicant, which first came out on the PS3 in 2010 (and the xbox 360 as Nier: Gestalt). Nier: Replicant is getting a remastered version, called Nier: Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…, scheduled to release on April 22, 2021. You can read more about the Nier series on our website by clicking here.