Nier: Automata Shipments And Digital Sales Exceed Two Million

Square Enix Ltd., today announced that the worldwide shipment and digital sales of the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic action-RPG, Nier Automata.

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PhoenixUp151d ago

And suddenly the Drakengard series is popular, or at least its spinoff NieR series is

NovusTerminus151d ago

I hope they do a Drakengard Remake for their next game, or part 4, either way is good with me.

jugo14151d ago

enough with the remakes. Just move forward damn. We need new games....not old ones.

NovusTerminus151d ago


I feel like most of the people who played Nier have no idea where the franchise even came from. Quite a lot don't even know it's an offshoot of Drakengard, while I am not a big fan of remakes, I feel this is one game series that could benefit from it.

FinalFantasyFanatic151d ago

I actually wouldn't mind remakes of older Nier/Drakengard games because I never played them, maybe a remaster would be more fitting while they work on new games. Nier/Drakengard games are all connected to each other anyway.

ThatGuyDart151d ago

Drakengard actually was already popular at the start on the PS2. The series just fell off.

DigitalRaptor151d ago (Edited 151d ago )

It's quite bizarre to me that this game even got made. Especially as a Yoko Taro + Platinum production.

Automata is amazing, and I'm glad it's a success story for Platinum, because it's just what they needed after the whole Scalebound cancelation. 2 million sold is outstanding for this niche series. Hopefully a sequel is on the cards.

PhoenixUp151d ago

@ That

Drakengard was a niche franchise prior. It's never been this successful and Yoko Taro's name wasn't as well known before this

Segata151d ago

The thing it would benefit most from a remake is Platinum once again making it. Drakengard doesn't play well AT ALL but the stories are so good you overlook it.

rainslacker151d ago

Im OK with that. Although i think a lot of people that brought this game may not be familiar with Drakengard or Niers connection to it.

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Relientk77151d ago

I'll be buying it by the end of the year. So you can add one more to that total.

TheColbertinator151d ago

"But single player games dont sell" - Fools

I've had a good year on Steam with Nier Automata and Hellblade.

Unreal01151d ago

I've had a good year on PS4 Pro with Nier and Hellblade.

bluefox755151d ago

Even if I was a PC only gamer, I'd be grateful for playstation, some of the best games on PC this year likely wouldn't exist without Sony.

_-EDMIX-_151d ago

Lol I like how it was quoted "Fools"


Two of my favorite games this year on top of Horizon and Persona 5 and Yakuza 0 there was just an onslaught of great games this year.

FinalFantasyFanatic151d ago

I know right, I can't keep up with the games to the point I have to start writing lists so I remember what to buy when I have the time and money for it.

_-EDMIX-_150d ago

@Final-I still haven't played Kingdom Hearts 2.8 and I still have not played the Yakuza 1 remake and I still have not played Titanfall 2 as that has been on my list to play since last year this has just been an extremely packed year for quality games. I mean to be honest this is probably the greatest problem any gamer could have at this point lol

On top of that Hellblade is getting just so many great reviews too, this generation is just completely unbelievable if we get one more year even slightly like this year I'm ready to just say this is better than PlayStation 2 generation.

Just when I think the onslaught of games is slowing down Yakuza 2 remake is announced Yakuza hero is announced Fist of the North Star game is announced and Left Alive new Mech armored Core IP is announced annnnd starts hyperventilating in brown bag.

remixx116151d ago

Yo definitely thus, I'm tired of this bullshit argument that people mostly only want multiplayer when this year alone you have games like horizon zero dawn, nioh, persona 5, Zelda botw, nier automata and such selling millions upon millions of copies.

I guess it just takes more effort to make a decent single player game and it's a hell of a lot harder to shove microtransaction in them. Guess that's why these clowns just default to churning out multiplayer focused titles

Youngindy21151d ago

I didn't realize Hellblade was on PC til you mentioned it. Gonna have to check it out.

TheColbertinator151d ago

I should have bought it in GOG instead of Steam due to no DRM.

G20WLY151d ago

There are still issues on PC, Indy. Be warned. PS4 would be a better choice at this point.

FinalFantasyFanatic151d ago

I always hated how the PC gets the crappy ports and the console version is the best.

DigitalRaptor151d ago (Edited 151d ago )

I think all the amazing single-player games like NieR: Automata, Hellblade, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Uncharted, Gravity Rush 2, Nioh, Yakuza 0 + Kiwami, Crash Bandicoot, Persona 5 and Horizon Zero Dawn have done better than anything Microsoft has released this year (excluding maybe Phantom Dust which they gave away for free). 2018 is not looking to be any different.

The Phil Spencer claim about single-player games is just a sad, deflective excuse as why they're against investing more in the kinds of single-player games that have been lighting up the charts throughout the year.

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TomatoDragon151d ago

So glad to see this. The game is excellent. Japan has been killing it this gen with games.

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