NieR: Automata Shipments Top 2 Million Units

NieR: Automata Shipments Top 2 Million Units - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 September 2017 / 2,511 Views

Square Enix announced shipment and digital sales for NieR: Automata have surpassed a combined two million units. 

The game surpassed the 1.5 million mark in May.


NieR: Automata is available for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 21 September 2017)

C...c-alm down guys!!..... C-c-ca...lm dowwwwwwn guys! Japanese games still don't matter! Japanese games still don't sell! I swear! Calm down Bioware NO CALM DOWN

IkePoR (on 21 September 2017)

"Who cares about these weird ass Japanese games? Only a handfulweebs buy Persona and Nier and Nioh"

How good is the crow when these games are the best selling games for their respective developers?

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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 21 September 2017)

Man, it's just too ironic. As if Final Fantasy, Nintendo and From Software weren't proof enough of the stability of the Japanese Triple A industry. I mean, yeah these games won't sell Call of Duty numbers. But then again most Western games don't. Selling the same as most Western games, and with a fraction of the budget to boot? This can only be a positive thing for the video game triple A industry as a WHOLE, let alone the Japanese industry!

Nioh, Persona 5, Nier Automata, Dragon Quest 11 ... all will probably sell 2.5-3 mil lifetime. This is great news especially when these games are all so interesting, and great!

But nah ... this is just weab trash that doesn't count as Triple A, and doesn't contribute to the game industry at alllllllllllllllll. I mean, anime? Who likes that? Hahahaha

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Mystro-Sama (on 21 September 2017)

Those damn weebs and their Chinese cartoon games.

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IkePoR (on 21 September 2017)

For the most part, it's been selling full price too, so those 2mil are significant. Congratulations to Nier and Platinum. I hear this game saved them.

greencactaur (on 21 September 2017)

JRPGS/Japanese games are niche. Persona 5 sells 2m units. Nier sells 2m units. Dragon 11 has sold over 5m units. TLG sells 2million units. Xenoverse sells 3million units. Naruto games sold over 3m units. Dark souls 3 sold over 2m units. Bloudborne at 4m units.

Kerotan (on 21 September 2017)

Insane successful surprise hit. Well done ps4 and pc

Radek (on 21 September 2017)

Great game, they could port this to Switch. Would be much easier than porting FFXV.

malistix1985 (on 21 September 2017)

Game of the year for me

LMU Uncle Alfred (on 21 September 2017)

I haven't gotten it yet but it seems like it would be my goty as well

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PhatChips (on 22 September 2017)

So then, what I don't understand is, why couldn't they port this to Xbox? I know it won't sell ps4 numbers. But it would help this game reach 3M sales more easily. The xbox port of ffxv didn't do that bad.