Nier: Automata has reached another important milestone in its life cycle. The critically-lauded action RPG recently hit the 1.5 million units sold mark. To be more precise, the figure includes digital sales and the number of physical copies shipped. Either way, 1.5 million is a very respectable number, especially taking into consideration that the game released at the same time as many huge-name games.
The spiritual sequel to the first Nier, Automata garnered a lot of attention from JRPG fans and the gaming community as a whole. The game features a deep, complex sci-fi story with strong characters and themes, as well as a fantastic combat system, music and overall sound design. It also got praise for the way it used video games as a medium to tell a story. Of course, being a PlatinumGames product, it stars an oversexualized female character in skimpy clothes, but that’s a whole different story. One way or the other, the game got its share of praise from audiences and critics, and it’s doing pretty well, especially from a fairly low-key game that released parallel to the likes of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Back in the beginning of April, Nier: Automata hit the million mark and kept going fairly strong. Now, the game can boast that it managed to reach 1.5 million units moved, both in digital sales and physical copies shipped. Yes, that doesn’t necessarily mean that all the shipped copies will necessarily get sold, but at the rate the game is going, it doesn’t seem unlikely. Besides, this mark is something worth celebrating for any game. After all, Automata came out a little less than three months ago. There’s still a lot of steam left in the game, and we’ve yet to see how far it can go.
Nier: Automata is available worldwide for the PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.