Developer Grasshopper Manufacture has announced that sexually-tinted game Lollipop Chainsaw has finally breached its first million milestone in unit sales. In a recent tweet, the company stated:
Get your celebration gear on! Lollipop Chainsaw has sold more than a million copies!!! Woot Woot!!
It’s taken quite a bit of time for this action adventure title to get there. Lollipop Chainsaw originally release in June of 2012 for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
While not massively acclaimed upon launch, the game did do decently well in reviews, ranking around 70 on Metacritic. It just really isn’t anyone’s game, due to its theme.
In Lollipop Chainsaw, players take on the role of ditzy cheerleader Juliet Starling, who just turned 18, as those things usually go. It probably doesn’t help that the game starts off with a cinematic curving around the young teen’s body.
Still, aside from those more lewd fixations, Lollipop Chainsaw does have a surprising narrative on the entire dynamic of sexism and the role of men and women. It quite cleverly reverses objectification aspects and puts most of the power in the female roles of the game.
Its action is usually set on slashing through mobs with simple combos, with the defining factor being able to pull off the most shiny cutscenes. In this captured moments, rainbows and glitter fly around, while Juliet hacks off body parts with her chainsaw.
There are also a list of zombie boss fights, all linked to a certain musical style. There’s a punk shouting curse word attacks in a car graveyard, a hippie with deadly bubbles and a fifties rocker with a motor jacket and the fitting motorcycle to go with it.
Recently, Namco Bandai also stated that its roleplaying game Ni No Kuni breached a million in sales as well. Here’s to many more.