Square Enix and Plat­inum Games have announced that NieR: Automa­ta ship­ments and dig­i­tal sales have exceed­ed 1 mil­lion.

NieR: Automa­ta had a stag­gered release. It first released for PS4 in Japan on Feb­ru­ary 23rd then March 7th in North Amer­i­ca and March 10th in Europe.  A PC release was the last to release on March 17th.

It is impor­tant to note that shipped copies do not mean sold games. This means that over a mil­lion phys­i­cal copies have been sent to retail­ers.  Hav­ing a mil­lion copies shipped is a good sign for a series with a small cult fol­low­ing. For com­par­i­son the first NieR sold .29 mil­lion on Xbox 360 and .62 mil­lion on PS3 accord­ing to VG charts. This com­bined 910,000 copies were sold over the course of 7 years.

In response to the news direc­tor Yoko Toro and pro­duc­er Yosuke Saito sent out tweets thank­ing fans. Yosuke Saito also men­tioned that it is hard to believe the game has sold a mil­lion copies.

NieR: Automa­ta has received almost uni­ver­sal praise and I believe right­ful­ly so. You can read my full thoughts in our review of the game.