Things are looking very good for the Nier franchise right now. In addition to Nier: Automata being one of the most critically praised games of the year, Square Enix has announced today that worldwide shipments and digital sales have officially surpassed two million units.
While that's an impressive number, especially for the budding franchise, it's important to note that 'shipments' does not equal copies sold. So it's likely the actual number of units sold is somewhat less. Still, having two million copies out there is still a pretty good sign for how well it's selling. Recent rumors have also indicated that Square Enix is hiring for another Nier game in development, so chances are good you'll see another title in a few years.
In other news, Square Enix is putting out an original soundtrack vinyl box set titled NieR:Automata / NIER®: Gestalt & Replicant. It'll feature four vinyl LPs with a number of tracks selected by series composer Keiichi Okabe as well as illustrations by Tokyo Ghoul illustrator Sui Ishida. Additionally, two concert Blu-rays -- NieR Music Concert & Talk Live and NieR Music Concert: The Memories of Puppets -- are on the way as well. If you're interested in the vinyl box set, it'll be available in September and is current available for pre-order now on the Square Enix Online Store, as are the Blu-rays.
Source: Press Release
Are you surprised Nier: Automata has done this well, and are you interested in the vinyl box set and concert Blu-rays?