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NieR: Automata Tops 6 Million Sales, and NieR Replicant Reaches 1 Million, No Decimal Points Needed

NieR Replicant ver122474487139 Key Artwork depicting the protagonist, Grimoire Weiss, Kaine, and Emil

Who said they’d be selling copies of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… out of the back of a van? I don’t think that’ll be the case anymore. Today, the official NieR Twitter account announced that their games have been doing very well recently.

2017’s NieR: Automata has hit 6 million sales, which is ridiculous for a sequel to a game that hugely underperformed and flew under the radar. But it’s well deserved because it’s one of the best PlayStation 4 games with an utterly incredible soundtrack and story. The more recent rerelease of that previously-mentioned cult classic, NieR Replicant, has sold 1 million units in just under two months. This is brilliant news for a rerelease that lovingly updates the original for a new audience, while also retaining the story, heart, and characters that made the unpolished gem special to a small group of fans. To celebrate, of course, the official Twitter account shared something reflective and beautiful:

So, what’s next for Yoko Taro and the teams who made these games so worthy of the praise they get? Maybe a Drakengard remake? We’re also still waiting on NieR Re[in]carnation to fully release here too, and from the sounds of it, it’s going to be vital. I’d say it’s a shame to be a sucker for this series, its writing, or its music, but it’s actually a pleasure. I’ll put myself through more of it if it means I get to see more of the fantastic writing of these worlds and characters that Taro and the former developers from Cavia Studios have to offer.

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Alana Hagues

Alana Hagues

Alana was with RPGFan for nearly seven years and did a little bit of everything, but writing is her passion. A lover of baking and animals (especially dogs and reptiles), she apparently has a pretty cute accent. If you talk to her about Skies of Arcadia, you've made a friend for life.

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