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SquareEnix’s Nier: Automata breaks 1 million digital and shipments

by on April 5, 2017

Nier: Automata is a game that I haven’t picked up, mainly because my “gaming” plate has been full with Horizon Zero Dawn, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, testing out Mass Effect Andromeda, starting Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4, still playing Overwatch, Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered and a little Titanfall 2. Oh and I tested out Drawn to Death, which I’ll review later today. That all being said, I’ve read nothing but great things about Nier, that it makes me want to play it.

While I currently don’t have time to play it (which means it may drop in price by the time I do, which is always a great thing), it appears quite a few others do, 1 million to be exact.

SquareEnix, the game’s publisher announced that the Platinum Games developed game has exceeded expectations and sold 1 million units when physical and digital sales are combined. It’s not surprising when you look at the game’s overall reviews, Metacritic has the game at an 89, while user’s score the game at a 9.0 (out of 10). GameRankings.com also has the game at an 89, so the overwhelming response has been pretty positive and with 26 different endings (correlating with the letters in the alphabet), players have plenty to play.

There is a free demo of the game available on the PS4, so maybe I’ll try that out and see if it hooks me like Horizon. Nier Automata is available exclusively on consoles for the PS4, but is also available on the PC.

Funny side note, Platinum games is the same studio that was working on the now cancelled Scalebound for the Xbox One, makes you wonder how that studio can produce such amazing games like Nier, Bayonetta (1 and 2) and steaming dumpster fires like Star Fox Zero and Scalebound a game that must have been so bad, it was cancelled and didn’t even come to market.