NieR: Automata Breaks Four Million Copies Sold Worldwide

Across both digital and physical copies sold, NieR: Automata hits a major sales milestone with four million copies around the world.
Since it's release back in 2017, over four million copies of NieR: Automata have been sold across PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
Since it's release back in 2017, over four million copies of NieR: Automata have been sold across PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Square Enix

Publisher Square Enix announced recently that NieR: Automata has broken a significant success milestone. Since it launched two years ago in 2017, the anime-inspired action game has sold over four million copies worldwide.

For Square Enix, four million definitely isn't record-breaking, but sales continue to grow, and NieR: Automata has proven to be one of the company's most critically-acclaimed titles yet. While Square Enix's other games have sold more copies over the years - the best-selling one being the legendary 1997 title Final Fantasy VII, with over 13,000,000 copies sold, followed by 2013's Tomb Raider with 11,000,000 copies sold - NieR: Automata is no pushover.

Following a highly-anticipated launch, NieR: Automata quickly became one of the highest-rated games on Steam, and continues to receive very positive reviews well into 2019. In 2017, it won The Game Award for Best Score/Soundtrack against titles like Persona 5, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

For a story-driven single player experience, NieR: Automata has performed very well in the two years after it's launch. Of course, it's easily overshadowed by games with multiplayer components like GTA V, which recently broke a milestone itself, with 110 million copies sold worldwide. But that's doesn't mean NieR: Automata performed poorly. For a clearer comparison, one of the most popular single-player only games ever made, TES V: Skyrim, has cleared over 30 million since it launched in 2011.

NieR: Automata takes players on a quest to reclaim a dystopian world overrun by robots and other powerful machines. As androids 2B, 9S, and A2, players battle through armies of machines in humanity's last-ditch effort to take back the Earth. If you want to see for yourself what all the fuss is about, you can get a copy of NieR: Automata for PC, PS4, or Xbox One.

Were you one of the many satisfied fans who purchased the game and contributed to this milestone? If so, did you get it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC? Did you enjoy NieR: Automata and its stellar, award-winning soundtrack and compelling story? Let us know in the comments section below!

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