News NieR: Automata Game's Worldwide Digital Sales, Shipments Exceed 1.5 Million
posted on 2017-05-30 21:30 EDT by Rachel Kelly
The official NieR Twitter account announced on Monday that the NieR: Automata action RPG's worldwide physical and digital sales have exceeded 1.5 million.
As of April 4, the game had sold over one million physical and digital copies worldwide and more than 500,000 copies had been sold in Japan and Asia as of April 21. According to Media Create's most recent video game ranking chart, more than 330,000 physical versions of the game have been shipped in Japan alone.
Square Enix describes the story:
The distant future…
Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon.
The Council of Humanity organizes a resistance of android soldiers in an effort to take back their planet. To break the deadlock, the Resistance deploys a new unit of android infantry: YoRHa . In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on.
A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world...
The game is a follow-up to the 2010 NieR game, and reunited the director, producer, and composer. Freelance developer Taro Yoko (Drakengard series, NieR) helmed the project as director at Platinum Games. Yosuke Saito (Dragon Quest X, NieR) was credited as producer, and Keiichi Okabe (Drakengard series, NieR, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) composed the music. Takahisa Taura (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Anarchy Reigns) handled the game design, and Akihiko Yoshida (Bravely Second, Final Fantasy XIV) designed the game's characters. J'Nique Nicole and Emi Evans each sang a version of the game's theme song.