The official Twitter account for Square Enix‘s NieR: Automata game revealed on Wednesday that the game has sold and shipped a combined total of more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. The number includes both physical shipments and digital sales. The number had surpassed 3 million copies in June.
The game shipped for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23, 2017, followed by North America on March 7, 2017 and Europe on March 10, 2017. Square Enix also released the game on PC via Steam on March 17, 2017, and on Xbox One on June 26.
The game is a follow-up to the 2010 NieR game, and reunited the director, producer, and composer. Freelance developer Taro Yoko (Drakengard series, NieR) helmed the project as director at Platinum Games. Yosuke Saito (Dragon Quest X, NieR) was credited as producer, and Keiichi Okabe (Drakengard series, NieR, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) composed the music. Takahisa Taura (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Anarchy Reigns) handled the game design, and Akihiko Yoshida (Bravely Second, Final Fantasy XIV) designed the game’s characters. J’Nique Nicole and Emi Evans each sang a version of the game’s theme song.
The developers discussed the possible continuation of the series at PAX East in April.
Source: NieR: Automata game’s Twitter account via Otakomu