NPD Group said Thursday that Too Human, Silicon Knights’ latest project, broke the top 10 games list by unit sales in the U.S. during August.
The heavily-hyped action RPG, based on Norse mythology, sold 168,200 units, NPD said, besting Madden NFL 09 for Wii and June’s Guitar Hero: On Tour for DS.
The game had been the center of some controversy in the time around its release, with Silicon Knights president Denis Dyack making a wager with message board posters on the quality of the game. A lawsuit with Epic Games also stems from the development of Too Human. Dyack has stood firmly beside the studio’s work, despite mixed reviews.
The Microsoft-published Xbox 360 exclusive launched about 10 days before the end of the month.