Square Enix announced during the NieR series’ 10th anniversary livestream that NieR: Automata has surpassed 4.5 million in shipments and digital sales.
Check out an announcement tweet from the official Japanese Twitter:
— NieR公式PRアカウント (@NieR_JPN) March 29, 2020
“NieR: Automata‘s worldwide shipments and digital sales have surpassed 4.5 million units. Thank you very much.”
The previous milestone of 4 million came in May 2019. Previous 500k milestone were 3.5 million in December 2018, 3 million in June 2018, and 2.5 million in March 2018. The game sold its first million copies a couple of months after its release in April 2017.
NieR: Automata first released for the PlayStation 4 in Japan in February 2017 followed by its Western and PC releases in March 2017. It released for the Xbox One in June 2018.