Nier Automata Reaches Over One Million Units in Shipments & Digital Sales

The latest game by PlatinumGames, Nier: Automata, went over the one-million mark in digital sales and shipments. The open-world action RPG, published by Square Enix, revolves around two androids, 2B and 9S, fighting to save Earth. The game has received critical praise across the board, and this achievement is well-deserved.

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Nier Automata Reaches Over One Million Units in Shipments & Digital Sales
Nier Automata Reaches Over One Million Units in Shipments & Digital Sales

Square Enix recently announced that Nier: Automata has achieved an important milestone. The game moved over a million units, both in digital sales and shipments. Automata is a direct sequel to the first Nier, at least, to one of the endings. It came out about a month ago, depending on your region. It sold almost 200.000 copies during its first week in Japan. Both critics and audiences loved it, and it managed to find its place in the sun next to Breath of the Wild, Mass Effect Andromeda and Ghost Recon: Wildlands. According to pretty much everyone that played it, the game absolutely deserves this milestone for its great gameplay, story and characters.

Nier: Automata is set in the post-apocalyptic future of Earth. Machines have overrun the planet, and the last remnants of humanity are broadcasting from the Moon. Our protagonists are YoRHa battle androids, 2B and 9S. The androids are battling the machines in an attempt to free Earth of them. Of course, they run into rogue androids, and the machines seem to have much more personality to them. It’s up to the player to discover the many mysteries of the game.

Nier: Automata came out on PlayStation 4 between February 23rd to March 10th, depending on your location. If you want to give the game a spin before you buy, you can still get the demo for free on the PlayStation Store. Recently, on March 17th, it came out for the PC on Steam, as well.

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