Shipments and Digital Sales for NieR: Automata Top One Million

Square Enix has announced an exciting milestone – both shipments and digital sales for NieR: Automata have surpassed one million units.

That new milestone naturally includes worldwide shipments and sales.

NieR: Automata first launched for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23rd, followed by March 7th in North America and March 10th in Europe, with a PC release later on March 17th.

Expect our thorough written and video review for the game in the coming days.

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  1. sanic
    April 4, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Glad to see them succeed Nier is awesome.

  2. NukeA6
    April 4, 2017 at 9:57 am

    It is well deserved.

  3. Mr0303
    April 4, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Didn’t expect it to hit a million, but good for them.

  4. DrearierSpider
    April 4, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Glad to see, it’s a fascinating franchise.

  5. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    April 4, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Now they have to remaster the first one and release it in multiplatform. :^)

  6. 2501
    April 4, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Glad to hear it, this game really exceeded my expectations. Currently on my Very Hard playthrough and yeah… i’m getting rekt.

  7. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    April 4, 2017 at 10:45 am

    That’s probably more sales than every other Yoko Taro game put together. Good to see him get some well deserved recognition.

  8. Slartibartfast
    April 4, 2017 at 10:59 am

    The sales will still a small bump once the JP/SEA region gets the game on Steam too.

    Yes, technically we could buy ROW Steam keys from reputable sites and add the game in Steam, but a majority of players here would rather wait until the game is officially available for a potentially cheaper price in our region than buy a more expensive ROW key.

  9. gwadahunter2222
    April 4, 2017 at 11:04 am

    like the Witcher 3 did with all the previous episode

  10. gwadahunter2222
    April 4, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Cancelling Scalebound was not a good idea Microsoft.

  11. NeoTruth
    April 4, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Wait, what does that have to do with this article lol.

  12. gwadahunter2222
    April 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Platinum Games made Near Automata

  13. PixelBuff
    April 4, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Well deserved, definitely in my top 5 this gen.

    Hope this means more from Yoko Taro and Platinum.

  14. Verus
    April 4, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    well deserved, fantastic game.

  15. Ruggarell
    April 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you based PS4. Helping both Niche and Mainstream games all at the same time.

  16. NuclearKangaroo
    April 4, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    cool beans and it didnt take 10 years to develop

  17. Annie Rein
    Annie Rein
    April 4, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    How long did the intro take you on very hard? 4 hours on hard for me. Brutal.

  18. Offendatron_5000
    April 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Game of the Generation. Well deserved and hope it sells another million at least.

  19. Offendatron_5000
    April 4, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    It’s the Boyhood of video games!

  20. Sam XXX
    Sam XXX
    April 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Oooh I like that.

  21. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    April 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I just really hope the people buying the game actually bother to play to the end and don’t think one of the various endings was the actual, definitive ‘end and stop. There is a purpose to full completion in this game, but the first few endings keep making people think the game is only a handful of hours long.

  22. Sigma
    April 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I will laugh very hard if this game ends up outselling Horizon Zero Dawn….

    The two have almost the exact same story. Just one is Batshit crazy and the other is Cleche’

  23. Keirnoth
    April 4, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Don’t forget to use some lotion for that ass beating you’re getting.

  24. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    April 4, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    “almost the exact same story”
    You have played either only one or neither of the games.

  25. GameZard
    April 4, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Hell it is still in the top seller steam list.

  26. GameZard
    April 4, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I’m, pretty sure steam counts as well as it is selling like hot cakes on PC.

  27. GameZard
    April 4, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    This game is on PC too you know.

  28. gwadahunter2222
    April 4, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I didn’t say Steam doesn’t count but I cannot give it all the credits for the digital sales, if I based myself on steamspy (it’s not reliable) the games sold 220k units on steam which is good score but most of the sales are on PS4.

    Nioh reached 1 millions both physical and digital without selling on PC (whose the portage will potentially come soon because Tecmo didn’t bother with “the only on playstation” on the physical box this time)

  29. Malcolm_Ecks
    April 4, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    “almost the exact same story”


  30. Malcolm_Ecks
    April 4, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Wouldn’t have sold. Japanese games from niche companies on Xbox consoles don’t sell. They didn’t want to do what Nintendo did and fund a game that won’t help them gain hardware sales.

  31. Malcolm_Ecks
    April 4, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Nioh was hyped for like 13 years though. Neir Automata was announced in 2015. Its actually quite impressive for Neir Automata to sell this munch in general considering its predecessor did much worse in terms of sales. Nioh had a bigger spotlight and reminded people of Dark Souls mixed with Onimusha.

    I bought both, both are great games.

  32. 2501
    April 4, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Three hours i believe. But that’s nothing compared to fighting Hegel, that boss is a nightmare on this mode.

    All l can say for advice is that the Taunt chip is your best friend because of the increased damage and considering everything kills you in one hit – there’s no risk to use it. Shockwave chip and pod-fire spamming helps too if you want to cheese your way through common enemies.

  33. Waifu Engineering
    Waifu Engineering
    April 4, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    This region lock irks me. I’ve been a fan of the first Nier, and now I see it’s exploded in popularity, even going mainstream with normalfags, and I’m locked out of the hype train due to location.

  34. AnarKreig
    April 5, 2017 at 1:14 am

    From what I’ve gathered it’s well-deserved. I’ve yet to pick it up, but I’m looking forward to playing it.

  35. gwadahunter2222
    April 5, 2017 at 1:15 am

    I bought the Wii U to play Bayonetta 2

  36. GameZard
    April 5, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Still to see that it sold almost as much as on PlayStation just on PC alone shows that selling it on steam is very profitable.

  37. Slartibartfast
    April 5, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Yeah, it sucks. I’m keeping myself occupied by playing through Senran Kagura and God Eater 2.

  38. Ruggarell
    April 5, 2017 at 7:46 am

    What’s a PC?

  39. Sigma
    April 5, 2017 at 8:21 am

    YES, and if you deny it I deem you a complete moron.

  40. Sigma
    April 5, 2017 at 8:21 am


  41. Malcolm_Ecks
    April 5, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Not that good of an argument. Anecdotal and look how short the Wii U’s run was.

  42. Viredae
    April 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    That thing like PS4, but strictly better? :p

  43. GameZard
    April 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Something that make your shtick pointless.

  44. Grey
    April 5, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Now we see the power of a truly great ass.

  45. gwadahunter2222
    April 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Yeah, I know it’s anecdotal but it’s somehow sad it’s only on Sony’s console or PC you can find niche Japanese games

  46. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    April 5, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Best ending credits ever for a Game, Play this to the True end, it’s really worth it.

  47. Malcolm_Ecks
    April 5, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    A lot of that is due to Nintendo wanting to keep the same kind of image they had in the 90s. Been to afraid to localize a lot of stuff due to that. A lot of Japanese devs who have sexualized characters like Bayonetta just avoid them for a lot of titles. A huge chunk of it is them getting blow the fuck out by the PS1 when they decided to not go with CDs over cartridges. They effectively lost the most of the JRPG genre as a result of that alone.

    Niche games seem to do way better with the PS brand over other platforms. Demon’s Souls only got ported due to massive word of mouth. Games like Shadow of the Colossus sold well all things considered too. I think a game like Gotcha Force would have sold better not being a GameCube exclusive.

  48. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    April 6, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Then please elaborate what these games have in common other than a post-apocalyptic setting and some open world mechanics for us wise one.