NieR: Automata is officially a hit as shipments and digital top one million


Shipments and digital

2017 is off to a pretty crazy start, with a string of critically and commercially successful games.

That list now includes NieR: Automata, which Square Enix has announced just hit a one million milestone. Now that accomplishment comes with a caveat -- that number takes both physical shipments and digital sales into account, but it's still an impressive feat for a previously niche franchise.

The publisher didn't break down the sales, but it seems clear that the Steam version's quality port helped (rough low-end estimates put Steam sales in the 220,000 range). This entire series has been a passion project from director Yoko Taro, so he has a lot to be happy about! He said he wanted to make weird games because he was tired of the AAA industry, but at this point he might be getting bigger budgets! It would be great to see another Platinum collaboration -- Drakengard perhaps?

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: NieR: Automata   (73)   From our database:

  • What would you like to see from the NieR 10th Anniversary live stream? - Chris Moyse
  • Square Enix opens new NieR website ahead of 10th anniversary - Chris Moyse
  • NieR live orchestra shows coming west - Anthony Marzano
  • NieR: Automata sales still chugging along, have hit the 4 million mark - Chris Moyse
  • NieR: Automata Game of the Year edition announced with an amazingly bizarre message from its creator - Chris Carter
  • NieR: Automata celebrates total sales passing 3.5 million mark - Chris Moyse
  • ESRB lists 'Game of the YoRHa Edition' for NieR: Automata - Chris Carter
  • Pretty NieR: Automata dolls cost a pretty penny indeed - Chris Moyse
  • Pretty premium dolls of NieR: Automata's 2B and 9S coming from Volks - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #action #Platinum Games #PS4 #Role-Playing Games



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!