Thanks to a string of possible buzz and its Producer consistently stirring up headlines with his eccentric and mysterious personality, NieR: Automata has topped 1 million sales.
That's units sold, of course. Not just $1 million in revenue. Since its debut in the middle of March on both PS4 and PC, Yoko Taro's revival of the Drakengard spin-off has likely fared far better on the international market than he could have expected.
Making the announcement through Twitter and being translated by John Ricciardi, Taro thanked fans and spoke jokingly about the future of his projects; "Thank you for all your kind words. After a night of rationally analyzin the popular elements, it's been decided (within myself_ that my next work will be a game in which a half-naked man with his eyes covered constantly shows off his butt created by Takahisa Taura at Platinum Games"
In the past, Taro has answered a variety of questions with sarcasm, humor or incredible short, snarky remarks between thanking everyone for their kind words. Though he's never directly mentioned the NieR: Automata budget in the past, he's answered questions surrounding DLC plans by stating how the budget wouldn't stretch to robust story-related DLC offerings and asking the fans to bombard Square Enix with promises to buy the DLC should they ever invest further into its development.
After reaching a sales milestone of this calibre, however, we can hope Square Enix will look at the figures and good press and re-invest some of that cash into some solid DLC plans with a bolstered NieR: Automata budget. We can all dream.
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