NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata Sells Over 8 Million Copies

Square Enix revealed that NieR: Automata has sold over eight million copies since launching in February 2017.

In a post-apocalyptic world in the far-distant future where humanity is all but wiped out, it is now up to the androids to reclaim what is left of the planet and restore humans to their former status. In the age of machines, this is no easy task and thanks to the excellent writing and narrative threads, NieR: Automata delivers a fascinating look at what it means to be a machine.

Since April 2023, the entry has sold an additional million copies worldwide. The mobile title, NieR Re[in]carnation, will end service later this year.

In our review from 2022, I said that “The NieR series is a lot bigger than many thought it would ever become and, five years on, continues to be an important series for Square Enix. The thing here, though, is that if you played NieR: Automata on either console or PC, there isn’t anything here you’re missing. The ability to take your games on the go has been the Switch’s biggest selling point for years and continues to be one of the main draws of the hybrid console.”