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NieR: Automata Sales Exceed 6.5 Million Copies

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The Japanese Twitter account for NieR revealed that sales for NieR: Automata have exceeded 6.5 million copies. This news comes five years after the game’s original release in February 2017. The number includes worldwide sales of both digital and physical copies. It also takes into account all three platforms the game is on.

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NieR: Automata serves as a sequel to NieR, which is itself a spin-off of the Drakengard series. However, one can understand the story without needing to play other games in the franchise.  The game has won several awards over the years, as well as received nominations in various categories. These awards include Game of the Year, Best Storytelling, and Best Narrative. Within its first two months, sales for NieR: Automata exceeded one million units. In 2021, on the game’s fourth anniversary, Square Enix announced that it had sold 5.5 million units worldwide.

In Japan, a fan festival to commemorate the game’s fifth anniversary will appear at the end of November 2022. You will be able to purchase tickets from June 28 until July 18, 2022, from the Square Enix website through a lottery system. Yosuke Saito, Yoko Taro, Keiichi Okabe, and Emi Evans are among the guests who will be at the event.

NieR: Automata is immediately available on the PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch port will come out on October 6, 2022. An anime adaptation is in development.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.