Nier: Automata Move Main Gross sales Milestone on Fourth Anniversary

Nier: Automata Move Main Gross sales Milestone on Fourth Anniversary

It was solely this previous December that Sq. Enix confirmed that Nier: Automata, the action-RPG all about androids from director Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames, had surpassed 5 million gross sales worldwide. This was already an achievement price celebrating, however now the writer has revealed that, during the last couple of months, that quantity has shot up once more and has now exceeded 5.5 million. And simply in time for the sport’s fourth anniversary.

Right this moment marks 4 years since Nier: Automata initially launched for the PlayStation Four in Japan and in that point, it is protected to say it has confirmed itself to be a beloved title and never simply by die-hard followers of Yoko Taro’s earlier work on the Drakengard sequence and the primary Nier. What makes this information particularly good to listen to is how this might have simply not occurred.

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The unique Nier, regardless of changing into a cult basic, was removed from being a family title. So, Nier Automata being a sequel meant there have been worries that it could meet the same destiny. However, within the face of these odds, the sport has been so successful that it has made the sequence extra recognizable within the west and little question performed a component within the Nier Replicant remaster being greenlit.

For followers of the unique sport, the remaster is a chance to not solely relive it on fashionable {hardware} however to additionally expertise the model that was solely out there in Japan. Initially, Nier starred a younger man who was looking out a treatment for his unwell sister, however the Western launch changed him with a a lot older protagonist, now caring for his younger daughter. It is the brother character who might be showing within the remaster. Between this and the cell sport Nier Reincarnation (which launched in Japan very lately and is predicted to develop into out there worldwide), the way forward for the sequence is wanting vivid.

Some are little question questioning if Nier: Automata will get an precise sequel or follow-up however, given these gross sales numbers, it is seemingly a matter of when it should occur slightly than if. Whereas it hasn’t been formally introduced but, Yoko Taro and sequence producer Yosuke Saito have confirmed that they are engaged on two new tasks. Particulars are in any other case unknown, however considered one of them may very effectively be Nier associated, although some followers might desire one other Drakengard sport, since that sequence hasn’t had a brand new entry since Drakengard 3, which initially launched for the PlayStation Three in 2013.

Nier: Automata is offered for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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