Too Human Breaks NPD Top 10

Too Human Breaks NPD Top 10

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.