NieR: Automata was quite the surprise hit. Developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix, the game received unanimous critical praise, including our own.
In Wccftech's review, where NieR: Automata was rated 9.2 out of 10, Kai wrote:
You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you might even contemplate whether androids are capable of feeling emotion at all or if they’re merely going by what they were programmed to do. NieR: Automata rewards long-time fans of Yoko Taro’s works with an experience that transcends any single genre. Although it might not be a perfect game, the sum of NieR: Automata’s unique storytelling meshed with Platinum Games’ style of action meld together into a title well deserving of being one of my personal Games of the Year, not for the story being told but rather HOW 2B’s story was told.
The game is also selling well. During the recent investors Q&A, Square Enix revealed that the game sold significantly above their expectations; today, the official Japanese Twitter account announced that NieR: Automata surpassed 1.5 million units between physical and digital copies.
— NieR公式PRアカウント (@NieR_JPN) May 30, 2017
It will be interesting to see whether this success prompts another sequel. If it does, we'll make sure to bring you all the updates here on Wccftech.