Humble Origin Bundle Generates over $3.6 Million

As of this writing, the Humble Origin Bundle has generated over $3.6 million from the sale of a little more than 764,000 bundles. The Origin-themed, Not-DRM-Free bundle features a total of eight games including Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition (includes 4 Limited Edition unlocks, and the Retaliation and Decimation packs), Mirror's Edge, and Medal of Honor. Paying more than the average price will get you The Sims 3 + Starter Pack and Battlefield 3. The current average price sits at $4.74.

Three of the games – Battlefield 3, The Sims 3 + Starter Pack, and Dead Space 3 – require use of EA's Origin platform. The rest either provide an option to use Steam or Origin.

The bundle has had a fair share of hiccups in the first day or so including some customers complaining that they couldn't redeems codes for some Origin games. EA and the Humble Bundle are ironing those problems out, and will likely pin the troubles on the high levels of demand experienced in the first 24 hours of the sale.

All of the money from the bundle that would normally go to EA is instead going to charities chosen by Electronic Arts and Origin: the Human Rights Campaign; Watsi; the San Francisco AIDS Foundation; the American Red Cross; or the American Cancer Society.

While raising obscene amounts of money for charity is always a good thing, many have posited the point of this bundle was to get more consumers to install the Origin client on their computers. We won't really know how successful that campaign has been until the sale is over in 13 days and Origin reveals new install numbers.

 

 

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