NieR: Automata has shipped and digitally sold over 4 million copies, according to its official Twitter account.
The game launched back in March 2017 and was announced to have crossed the 3.5 million mark in total shipments and digital sales in December 2018. The strong sales of this sequel contrasts with those of its predecessor, NieR, back in 2010. While exact and verifiable numbers are difficult to find, sales of the first game are estimated to be under one million copies worldwide on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 combined.
Over 4 million copies of #NieR:Automata have been shipped & sold digitally!
Thank you for your continued support soldiers!
Glory to mankind. pic.twitter.com/Tq5WnwXStI
— NieR:Automata (@NieRGame) May 14, 2019
After the cancellation of Scalebound, Platinum Games’s exclusive title for Microsoft’s Xbox One and Windows PC, the stellar sales of NieR: Automata were credited to outright saving the studio. Ironically, this previously console exclusive PlayStation 4 title eventually arrived digitally to Xbox One as NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition earlier this year. This edition includes the 3C3C1D119440927 Expansion DLC, four new pod designs (Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin), and the Machine Mask Accessory.