NieR Automata Tops Monster Hunter World Sales in Japan

NieR Automata Is the Top Seller in the First Week of March

Square Enix and Yoko Taro are at it again, but without actually doing anything. In Japan, the land of RPGs and Pokemon cafes, NieR Automata has taken the no.1 spot in sales. This is a full year after the game’s initial release.

NieR: Automata trailer

Below, you will find the sales chart for PlayStation 4 digital sales from the Japanese PlayStation Store (courtesy of DualShockers). This is for the period between February 26th and March 4th. Following are Capcom’s Monster Hunter World and Konami’s Metal Gear Survive.

  1. NieR: Automata
  2. Monster Hunter World
  3. Metal Gear Survive
  4. Girls Und Panzer Dream Tank Match
  5. Rainbow Six Advanced Edition
  6. Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
  7. Undertale
  8. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
  9. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  10. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullett
  11. Dynasty Warriors 9
  12. Secret of Mana
  13. Dragon Ball Fighterz
  14. Dragon Quest III
  15. Gran Turismo Sport
  16. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
  17. Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
  18. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  19. Destiny 2
  20. Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy

Since its release, NieR Automata has received numerous accolades, including The Game Award for best RPG. Likewise, it was recognized for its musical score, which became the most acclaimed of 2017. And in celebration of its 1-year anniversary, Square Enix decided to sell the game at a deep price cut. Whereas Monster Hunter World would have returned to its spot at no.1, after being overtaken by Metal Gear SurviveNieR: Automata resurged a year later.