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NieR: Automata Ships Over 7 Million Units Worldwide

NieR: Automata Ships Over 7 Million Units Worldwide - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 November 2022 / 3,591 Views

Square Enix announced NieR: Automata has shipped over seven million units worldwide. The figure includes digital sales. 

The last milestone that was announced for the game was 6.5 million units in June 2022. It had also reached six million units sold in June 2021, 5.5 million units in February 2021, five million units in December 2020, 4.5 million units in March 2020, and four million units in May 2019. 

Square Enix also announced NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 has shipped over 1.5 million units.


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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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17 Comments
V-r0cK (on 25 November 2022)

Amazing! The best Platinum Game ever! I hope they do more work together in the near future.

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SanAndreasX (on 25 November 2022)

Glad to hear this. Platinum is one of my favorite developers.

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No_Name_Needed (on 25 November 2022)

I'm still hoping for a next-gen update. I probably should give up hope at this point.

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 25 November 2022)

Never played this game but god bless them all for doing it just because of the cosplays that bless us every week about it ?

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DonFerrari ClassicGamingWizzz (on 29 November 2022)

You should try it, it is a very interesting title.

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Manlytears (on 25 November 2022)

Best selling game made by Platinum? Prety sure it sold better than every Bayonetta put together, not sure if it sold better than metal gear rising.
Anyway, amazing game.

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SanAndreasX Manlytears (on 25 November 2022)

According to VGC, MGR sold 1.5 million units. Most mainline Metal Gear games didn't make it to 7 million units, let alone a spinoff.

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Manlytears SanAndreasX (on 25 November 2022)

Fair enough .

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DonFerrari (on 29 November 2022)

Strong sales for a IP that was considered niche.

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TheTitaniumNub (on 25 November 2022)

One of the greatest games ever made.

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Darashiva (on 25 November 2022)

More than deserved, one of the best games of its generation, and probably Platinum's best game in general.

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Doctor_MG (on 25 November 2022)

So, at best, the Switch version sold around 500k copies. Probably less than that.

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V-r0cK Doctor_MG (on 25 November 2022)

Well the Switch version is currently on sale during Black Friday so it can get a bit of a boost

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Kakadu18 Doctor_MG (on 25 November 2022)

It released just over a month ago. Anywhere close to 500k copies in that short amount of time is excellent if you ask me.

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Doctor_MG Kakadu18 (on 26 November 2022)

I didn't say it was bad. Just stating what it was.

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Rob5VGC Doctor_MG (on 26 November 2022)

lol What? They did not state "sold". These numbers include physical shipments with digital sales so it is classified as "shipments". Automata reached 500k units from June 2021 to June 2022. Why? Because the game continues to sell. From June to September, the game had to have reached (close to) another 100k. The rest is likely what Square Enix shipped (+plus digital) for the Switch version. We'll never know because they never gave a September update. Please don't be another Switch user who loses all sense of logic. Completely dismissing the fact that the game continues to sell just to say the Switch version sold all 500k copies since June is really telling and that's the issue with your post.

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Doctor_MG Rob5VGC (on 26 November 2022)

Excuse me? This post was extremely rude for no reason.

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