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Lollipop Chainsaw is most-shipped Grasshopper title

Monday, 27th August 2012 01:39 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Lollipop Chainsaw has shipped more units than any game Grasshopper Manufacture has produced, including Shadows of the Damned, No More Heroes and Killer7.

The news was revealed at the Lollipop Chainsaw Summer Appreciation Festival event on Saturday, as reported by Andriasang. Japanese publisher Kadokawa Games said the zombie action title has shipped over 700,000 units, with Grasshopper boss Goichi Suda confirming that beats the developer’s records to date.

Note that the figure represents games sent to retailers, not necessarily sold – but retail demand is considered an important factor in measuring a game’s success.

Lollipop Chainsaw released in mid-June. It failed to chart in the US, but lasted a few weeks in the UK charts and was quite popular in Japan.

Grasshopper Manufacture has earned something of a reputation for producing cult hits which are well-received by critics and fans but fail to perform strongly at retail. Its next game, Killer is Dead, is due in 2013 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but has not yet secured a western publisher.

Grasshopper Manufacture reportedly showed a trailer of the new game at the event, which showed a male character with a cyborg arm and katana, and will be cell shaded alá No More Heroes. The developer isn’t saying much about the game at present but Suda said the game will have lots of attractive women and tell a new assassin’s story in the tradition of Killer7 and No More Heroes.

Thanks, GameInformer.

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5 Comments

  1. Dark

    “Its next game, Killer is Dead”

    Please make the game longer than 6 hours -.-

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ps3fanboy

    bring it on “Killer is Dead”, im first day buyer!!…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Gigabomber

    The bar must have been insanely low. Or did it ship a few million in Thailand?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DSB

    I’m glad Grasshopper are able to keep it going in spite of those numbers.

    Can’t say I thought Shadows of the Damned was anything to cheer for. Suda has a lot of great ideas, but it’s obvious that his focus is on anything but the gameplay.

    The fact that the games are still worth playing speaks volumes though.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Stavrosmct

    Think they will be great eBay bargain games only

    #5 2 years ago

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