The action role-playing game NieR: Automata has now been sold 5 million times. This is Platinum Games’ most successful project to date.
Platinum Games today announced the latest sales for NieR: Automata. According to the Japanese Twitter post, the action role-playing game has sold five million times since its release in 2017.
This enabled the title not only to reach a new milestone, but also to become the most successful production by the Japanese game developer. The sales figure is made up of worldwide disc and download sales.
— NieR公式PRアカウント (@NieR_JPN) December 24, 2020
NieR: Automata was originally released for the PS4 and PC. The game was received extremely positively by the critics. In 2018 it was also released for the Xbox One, while in 2019 a Game of the Year edition was published. It contains all published DLCs and other content. The title was added to Xbox Game Pass earlier this year.
This game tells the story of the androids 2B, 9S and A2. As part of the resistance, they plan to retake the machine-taken over the earth.
In addition, a manga adaptation of the action-packed RPG series has been confirmed. However, it is not known when exactly this will appear. We only know that this manga is drawn by Megumu Soramichi, who has already worked on the mangas Chivalry of a Failed Knight and Zombieland Saga.
The next title in the series is to appear on April 23, 2021. This is a remake of NieR: Replicant from 2010. The first trailer for it was presented at this year’s Game Awards, in which you can only admire gameplay scenes.
The new edition is currently in development for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. A version for the new-gen consoles has not yet been announced.