Nier Automata has shipped and sold three million copies

Nier Automata has shipped and sold three million copies

15 months after launch, PlatinumGames and Square Enix's post-apocalyptic hack and slash Nier Automata has sold three million copies.

The milestone was announced via the game's official Twitter account (below) and marks the best selling project from Japanese developer PlatinumGames to date.

That three million figure takes into account both PC and PlayStation 4; we don't have exact sales data for the Steam release of the project.

The title has been popular on Steam, however, despite issues with the port for that platform. The game makes regular appearances in the Steam Top Ten, especially around sales season.

The project 'saved' PlatinumGames, according to studio founder Hideki Kamiya. The development veteran and professional troll credited Nier Automata and its creator Yoko Taro with saving the studio from bankruptcy. Since, the action specialist has started work on a new project that will "turn the action genre on its head", and has said that it wants to focus on self-funding its future projects.

The game has also been called out by publisher Square Enix as contributing strong digital revenue last year.

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