Square Enix has announced via Twitter that Nier: Automata’s shipments and digital sales have passed 1.5 million combined. This is a major achievement for a project destined to a niche audience and has ended up as one of the breakout hits of PlayStation 4. The announcement comes barely three months after the news that it had shipped 1 million copies worldwide, so it also confirms that the game is still selling at a stable pace.
The game is close to selling 350k copies in Japan for PS4, where it’s one of the best selling titles of the console, while worldwide sales on Steam are assumed to be around 360k. The other 800k copies would come from the PS4 version on other markets including North America and Europe.
Developed by Platinum Games and directed by series creator Yoko Taro, the game is a thrilling action-RPG featuring rabid combats and a thought-provoking storyline. The game is set in the year 11945 AD, in a planet Earth that has been desolated after a war between humanity and the invading machines from another world. With humans having taken refuge in the Moon, the only ones who remain on Earth are humanoid androids like 2B, who have been designated with the task of fighting the machines and take back the planet.
Aside from the main game and its multiple endings, the experience of Nier: Automata can be expanded through the 3C3C1D119440927 DLC, which we reviewed positively. It’s not clear whether Square Enix and Platinum are planning other additional packages, but the upcoming E3 seems like a good opportunity to announce it.
Nier: Automata is currently available for PS4 and PC.