Nier: Automata Tops Steam’s Sales Charts While Modders Offer Resolution Fix
Nier Automata Resolution Fix
(Last Updated On: March 20, 2017)

Platinum Games and Square may have had a tough time getting out of the starting gate with Nier: Automata on PC, but they managed to do so with a lot of support. The third-person, action-adventure RPG has been making huge waves on Valve’s digital distribution service, managing to take the number one spot on the top 10 chart.

Blues did a quick rundown of the top 10 games for the past week, and despite launching at the tail end of the week, Nier: Automata still came out as number one.

  1. NieR:Automata
  2. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  3. H1Z1: King of the Kill
  4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  5. Total War: WARHAMMER
  6. Oxygen Not Included
  7. DOOM
  8. BioShock: The Collection
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. HITMAN

I’m genuinely shocked to see Doom and the first season of Hitman making the list. I didn’t expect those games to have such staying power. Then again, Doom is actually a fun first-person shooter and Hitman is actually rather inventive when it comes to the different ways each episode within the season can be played.

Of course, none of this really measures up to the fact that 2B and her to-die-for hips have managed to entice and intrigue enough PC gamers to lay down their hard earned money for the port.

As is typical with a lot of games making their way to PC by Japanese developers, Nier: Automata was not immune to porting issues.

While there’s a fix for the 60fps pre-rendered movie bug, others had to put together other mods for other issues, such as the game not rendering properly to the native resolution of your monitor’s output.

Modder Kaldaien has a mod you can download to allow you to circumvent the resolution hard-lock. You’ll need to download the Nier_Fiz.7z.

For anyone running Windows 8.1 or earlier, a thread on Reddit suggests downloading two additional DLLs to help iron over the issues. You can get both files from over on Github’s download page.

Despite it’s early launch day hiccups, crashes, FPS and resolution issues, a lot of people actually love the game, much like Dark Souls when it first appeared on PC. The story, characters and gameplay of Nier: Automata has won over most people, and for those who have played it in comparison to Horizon: Zero Dawn they definitely prefer the less politically charged nature of Nier: Automata.

You can pick up a copy of the game right now from the Steam store on PC, or from your local retailer for PS4.


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  • Gozu Tennoh

    Great news that nier is getting not only the praise but also the sales it deserves.

  • hurin

    So far I have not encountered any issues running Nier on my PC.

    • Uncle Joey

      Apart from the whole not properly going fullscreen issue, mine’s been fine too.

  • RichardGristle

    Doom’s been on sale for the last few days, so that probably boosted its sales a ton.

    There weren’t many big releases last week for Steam, but even so, it’s nice to see NieR sitting atop an impressive list like that.

  • RichardGristle

    Doom’s been on sale for the last few days, so that probably boosted its sales a ton.

    There weren’t many big releases last week for Steam, but even so, it’s nice to see NieR sitting atop an impressive list like that.

  • Disqusted

    The friend who said it might be the Japanese voices causing his PC lock just had it crash with EN voices running, so it wasn’t that after all.

  • Disqusted

    The friend who said it might be the Japanese voices causing his PC lock just had it crash with EN voices running, so it wasn’t that after all.

    • Hm, well that’s one troubleshooting check off the list.

  • SevTheBear
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