PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Tops Steam Charts While Nier: Automata Stays In Top 10
NieR Automata Sales
(Last Updated On: April 16, 2017)

Platinum Games should be happy that nearly a month later Nier: Automata is still topping the Steam charts, making the top 10 nearly each week since its release. It managed to grab the no.7 this past week, while Bluehole’s unstoppable multiplayer survival game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds continues to dominate the charts.

Blues did a quick rundown of the top 10, which you can check out below.

  1. PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
  2. Bayonetta
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  4. H1Z1: King of the Kill
  5. Planet Coaster
  6. Stellaris: Utopia
  7. NieR:Automata
  8. Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition

How crazy it is to see two popular Japanese console games topping the PC Steam charts? Even crazier than that, those two Japanese titles are both from Platinum Games!

Sega re-released Bayonetta on PC during the prior week, and Square Enix released NieR: Automata on PC last month.

According to SteamSpy, Bayonetta has already managed 84,000 in sales during its first week, while the site also reports that NieR: Automata has been brought up to 239,000 in sales on PC. Not bad.

One of the possible reasons Bayonetta got off to such a hot start while NieR is slowing down is because Sega re-released the 2009 outing at only $19.99, giving gamers an opportunity to hop in on the action at a lower price point. NieR, alternatively, carries a $59.99 price tag on PC. So obviously the uptick in sustained sales will likely be slower.

Meanwhile, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has managed to move more than 1 million copies since launching on March 23rd, and the team racked up $11 million in revenue within the first three days of release. It’s become a smash hit since release, and has maintained strong momentum since. It’s amazing that indie games like that have managed to sell as much as AAA titles with almost no marketing budget.

Anyway, we’ll see if Platinum’s titles will continue to maintain their sales pace as we begin to head into the latter half of April.

(Main image courtesy of Ianggi)


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  • EroBotan

    don’t forget that nier automata banned SEA region! so SEA people can’t buy! They’ll rank higher if they don’t ban

    • Any reason for that exactly?

      • EroBotan

        Dunno … . only SE knows for sure

        • Disqusted

          Probably licensed by Asiasoft so they can f**k it up.

          • EroBotan

            that doesn’t sound good! What they do usually?

  • Disqusted

    Not many games on that list that I care about.

    They still haven’t patched Nier, right? Haven’t heard anything about it.

  • RichardGristle

    A patch alongside a ~20% sale would shoot Nier sales up even further.