Nier: Automata wasn't exactly staring down the barrel of an easy, surefire launch when it debuted last month (February 23 in Japan, March 7 in North America). It came out around the same time as heavy hitters like Horizon: Zero Dawn and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but that didn't stop it from pushing 1 million units worldwide in less than two months.
This impressive number combines retail copy shipments and digital sales across PlayStation 4 and PC. Not bad for a niche action-RPG sequel. Here's what director Yoko Taro had to say in response on Twitter:
Thank you so.......so much. I can't describe by my poor English. But thank you. (;_;) pic.twitter.com/L1XXuawXN2— yokotaro (@yokotaro) April 4, 2017