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facepalm007
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(04-21-2017, 03:34 PM)
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Well fucking deserved I say!! My current GotY and on the shortlist of favorite games ever played. Congrats Yoko Taro, Platinum, MONACA, and everyone else who contributed to this title, it truly is something to behold.

Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

I wonder how much the PS4 demo had to do with how successful the game turned out to be. I recall word of mouth being extremely positive.

Has to be a lot I feel. A lot of my friends who weren't Yoko Taro fans didn't even bat an eye to the game until they played the demo.

^-^ Came for the gameplay, but stayed for Yoko Taro's wild ride.
fbutron
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(04-21-2017, 03:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

Glory to mankind.

This!! ja ja should be first post and would be first post of the year
Ferr986
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(04-21-2017, 03:36 PM)
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Nice! Who could have told me when I was one of the 30 people that bought Nier 1...
Sami+
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(04-21-2017, 03:36 PM)
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Exciting! Really hope the next one is even better. :) So happy to see a Yoko Taro game finally break that barrier.
jett
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(04-21-2017, 03:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by jmga

So western sales should be pretty comparable between Steam and PS4.

Seems so. That's pretty interesting.
Inuhanyou
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(04-21-2017, 03:51 PM)
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"Nobody buys these niche games that only matter to nerds on GAF" they said during the popularity polls last year, and all throughout.
RoboPlato
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(04-21-2017, 03:52 PM)
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So awesome to see this game being successful. My first Yoko Taro game and I absolutely loved it.
Mubrik
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(04-21-2017, 03:54 PM)
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definitely picking this up.
waiting on a deal and finishing horizon
Elandyll
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(04-21-2017, 03:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by BadWolf

For me it was:

1. Watch reveal trailer at E3
2. See that Yoko Taro is partnering with PG
3. Immediate pre-order and media blackout until release

When I say not on my radar, I did think it looked interesting at E3, but before playing the demo, and having never played Drakengard or Nier games before, in my mind it was pretty much relegated to "obscure JRPG that might be good but that I'll never play".

The demo made me think: shit, this game is amazing! Who knew? ;)
13ruce
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(04-21-2017, 03:55 PM)
Oh my god my 2.5m prediction or even more might really happen it really deserves it. Best selling platinum game too then right?
Izuna
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(04-21-2017, 03:55 PM)
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Still can't wait to jump in <3
Fraxin
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(04-21-2017, 03:55 PM)
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Drakengard 4.

Taro x Kamiya.
texhnolyze
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(04-21-2017, 03:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Defuser

Cool, so how about releasing the asia PC version here in asia now SE you pricks. Its ridiculous it hasn't been released yet.

They said it'll be out in April. And it's almost the last week of April already.
Gbraga
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(04-21-2017, 03:59 PM)
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THIS CANNOT CONTINUE
M_Night
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(04-21-2017, 03:59 PM)
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500k Asia

At least 200k in NPD I believe.

250k steam.

So with Europe added the sell through alone is a safe bet to be over 1mil, probably approaching 1.5mil soon.

I think 2mil down the line is reachable.

GLORY TO YOKO TARO.
hydrophilic attack
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(04-21-2017, 04:00 PM)

Originally Posted by Fraxin

Drakengard 4.

Taro x Kamiya.

you know, platinum being involved would probably make me play a drakengard game
LordOfLore
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(04-21-2017, 04:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by M_Night

500k Asia

At least 200k in NPD I believe.

250k steam.

So with Europe added the sell through alone is a safe bet to be over 1mil, probably approaching 1.5mil soon.

I think 2mil down the line is reachable.

GLORY TO YOKO TARO.

Man, if you had asked me a year ago if I thought P5 or Automata would be hits I probably wouldn't have said yes and that they would end up doing similar numbers.
Ampsicora
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(04-21-2017, 04:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by M_Night

500k Asia

At least 200k in NPD I believe.

250k steam.

So with Europe added the sell through alone is a safe bet to be over 1mil, probably approaching 1.5mil soon.

I think 2mil down the line is reachable.

GLORY TO YOKO TARO.

I don't think it's that easy, I believe NPD numbers includes PS4 + Steam numbers. So if the game sold 200k in USA you need to subdivide it between PC and PS4
BlackBuzzard
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(04-21-2017, 04:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ampsicora

I don't think it's that easy, I believe NPD numbers includes PS4 + Steam numbers. So if the game sold 200k in USA you need to subdivide it between PC and PS4

Steam is not covered by NPD.
GhostTrick
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(04-21-2017, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by BlackBuzzard

Steam is not covered by NPD.


It is.
sixteen-bit
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(04-21-2017, 04:30 PM)

Originally Posted by Fraxin

Drakengard 4.

Taro x Kamiya.

Would be neat to see after the Scalebound fiasco
gconsole
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(04-21-2017, 04:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by NeoMetallix

Asia's quickly becoming a big contender for console games like Japan/UK. I know it's several countries but it wasn't long ago that it was a non-factor.

Well, most countries are emerging ( except for South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore ), so surely u will see growth. It's just a matter of how big it's going to be console wise.
Dream_Journey
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(04-21-2017, 04:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

Glory to mankind.

.

Glad SE gave a change for a new Nier. Now time for more!
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Son Of Sparda
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(04-21-2017, 04:54 PM)
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Become as God? Become as God.
Ravage
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(04-21-2017, 07:14 PM)
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Very impressive. Glad to see that Sony's localisation efforts for Asia is paying off dividends.
LotusHD
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(04-21-2017, 09:45 PM)
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This feels like the biggest "underdog finds success" story of 2017 so far. Probably isn't, but damn, still can't believe how sell this game is selling compared to the previous entries.
Radical Edward
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(04-21-2017, 09:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by MrS

Deserves to sell a billion copies, honestly. GOTY, GOTG.

This
Psycho_Mantis
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(04-21-2017, 09:49 PM)

Originally Posted by NeoMetallix

Asia's quickly becoming a big contender for console games like Japan/UK. I know it's several countries but it wasn't long ago that it was a non-factor.

Yup. Japanese devs have certainly benefited surprisingly well from it and the PS4's success in that market.
Makes me wonder how much it helped that the title was so closely tight to Sony's marketing machine and how it would have performed on its own as one of the many multiplatform titles.
Radical Edward
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(04-21-2017, 09:50 PM)
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Still pissed I cancelled my collectors edition
Boke1879
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(04-21-2017, 09:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psycho_Mantis

Yup. Japanese devs have certainly benefited surprisingly well from it and the PS4's success in that market.

Yup. I remember someone at SE said that a lot of Japanese devs would focus on making their games for PS4 because it gave them the best chances at being successful.
Godcannon
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(04-21-2017, 09:53 PM)
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Honestly, I feel like it deserves more.
Andrew Evenstar
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(04-21-2017, 09:53 PM)
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so f'ing happy about this. was a huge fan of the original. bought mine on PS4 and will be double dipping on PC.

Bring on Nier3.
HStallion
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(04-21-2017, 09:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boke1879

Yup. I remember someone at SE said that a lot of Japanese devs would focus on making their games for PS4 because it gave them the best chances at being successful.

I think it also helps that Japanese developers in general realized they should play to their strengths instead of just making games based on Western ideas and styles. For a while there they seemed to be under the impression that Westerners wanted to play Western style games from Japanese developers. It seems that time is over and they realized that Western gamers love Japanese games because of their eccentricities, focus, and style.
Sumio Mondo
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(04-21-2017, 09:55 PM)
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Is this the best selling game on PS4 for Japan sales this year so far? Seems high (for Japan).
TimeSage
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(04-21-2017, 09:56 PM)
NieR remake is coming closer than what i expected.
Dreams-Visions
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(04-21-2017, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

Glory to mankind.

o7 o7 o7
Squire
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(04-21-2017, 10:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Falchion

That's awesome, hopefully it sells well enough that another Square / Platinum collaboration has to happen.

It already eclipses the first game and has to be one of PGs fastest-selling titles. SE has a huge opportunity to build a brand here.
Squire
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(04-21-2017, 10:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Inuhanyou

"Nobody buys these niche games that only matter to nerds on GAF" they said during the popularity polls last year, and all throughout.

Right? It's almost like if you make a genuine effort to market and sell good games you can overcome the defeatist narrative that "niche/anime" games don't sell!

Seriously, I hope SE learns from this. Everything is niche until it's popular. No reason Nier can't be the example.
Akainu
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(04-21-2017, 10:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by bombshell

They should repurpose Scalebound.

That game always looked bad though why bother?
DieH@rd
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(04-21-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Glory to Asian gaming mankind.

Originally Posted by bombshell

They should repurpose Scalebound.

Forget about that. MS owns everything, including every unfinished thing that PD worked on.
ArkhamFantasy
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(04-21-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sumio Mondo

Is this the best selling game on PS4 for Japan sales this year so far? Seems high (for Japan).

Yes, it was a big surprise, SE didnt even manufacture enough discs at first.
Bronetta
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(04-21-2017, 10:23 PM)
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Glad to see this success story.

I got a copy at launch but it went on the backburner with tbe triple punch of Horizon, Zelda and Persona 5 back to back.
Bronetta
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(04-21-2017, 10:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Squire

Right? It's almost like if you make a genuine effort to market and sell good games you can overcome the defeatist narrative that "niche/anime" games don't sell!

Seriously, I hope SE learns from this. Everything is niche until it's popular. No reason Nier can't be the example.

Thats true. Souls was niche at one point too. If you don't give the game a chance, how will it become mainstream.

Reminds me of job interviews. You need experience to get a job but you cant get experience without a job.
True Fire
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(04-21-2017, 10:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by LotusHD

This feels like the biggest "underdog finds success" story of 2017 so far. Probably isn't, but damn, still can't believe how sell this game is selling compared to the previous entries.

One of the best gaming success story of all time tbh. NieR was a flop and a critical bomb. Its sequel being an 88-89 metascore ~1.5 million seller is ridiculous.
Kiriku
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(04-21-2017, 10:29 PM)
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This is so crazy. Never could have imagined Nier getting a sequel, and then see it be announced and turn into this kind of success! I only hope it means Yoko Taro gets more freedom and money to create whatever the hell he wants.
Son Of Sparda
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(04-22-2017, 02:48 AM)
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You know what makes Nier's success (both critical and commercial) even more impressive? The fact that it was made in less than 2 years. When the game was announced in E3 2015, the only things that they had to show were concept arts. It was the announcement of a Nier project between SE and PG, that at the time didn't even had a name. Now less than 2 years later, we are here.

Just think about it for a second. How many big console games in the current generation (or even PS3/X360 generation) can you name that A) had a small budget B) less than 2 years of development time, and yet still managed to (arguably) be a masterpiece.

Neir Automata is seriously impressive on so many levels.
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george_us
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(04-22-2017, 02:51 AM)
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I usually don't get wrapped up in sales anymore but continually hearing about Nier: Automata's success genuinely makes me happy.
iavi
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(04-22-2017, 02:55 AM)
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Nier finally getting the shine it deserves.
Lee Chaolan
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(04-22-2017, 02:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mikey Jr.

Proud of you ps4 owners. God bless. My first nier game. I love it.

Now go play the other one

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