EA Humble Bundle approaching $10 million in sales

Charity bundle offers major EA game franchises for $1; Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising and Populous added.

With just over two days remaining on EA's Humble Bundle, the charity pack is quickly approaching the $10 million mark, from almost 2 million purchases.

As of press time, the game had sold 1,938,001 bundles, representing $9,506,631.27 in sales with an average purchase price of $4.91.

Gamers are able to pay a minimum of $1 for Dead Space 3, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Crysis 2: Maximum Edition, Medal of Honor, and Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box. Those who choose to pay more than the average will receive Battlefield 3, The Sims 3: Starter Pack (which includes The Sims 3 and expansions Late Night Expansion Pack and High-End Loft Stuff), as well as the recently added Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising and classic god game Populous.

Charity recipients of the promotion include Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, American Cancer Society, and American Red Cross.

The EA Humble Bundle finishes on August 28 and passed 1 million sales less than 36 hours after launching.

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252 comments
rgsniper1
rgsniper1

I'm confused, I did this bundle "i think". But I got Deadspace, Deadspace 3, Burnout Paradise Ultimate, Medal of Honor, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, BF3, Mirrors Edge, and Sims 3 starter.... Edit.. Interesting, I'm just now going back and looking and they added C&C red alert 3 Uprising and Populous. 100% those were not there before.

Now then, after buying it (for more than the average of course) I see that a lot of people have issues with Origin and windows 8. So yeah, i've not touched it yet. But what I really really want to know, someone mentioned it's the BF3 with the expansions... Are we sure, cause if so i'm excited.


Crush_Project
Crush_Project

the words 'humble' and 'ea' next to each other are causing a rift in the space time continuum.

Duncan Leckey
Duncan Leckey

they only did this so they can make money off of us

Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

Maybe it's a dirty money laundry scheme :)) With EA, being over the top is something regular.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

10 million dollars to charity, sure EA is a greedy bag of crap and yes they are only doing this for digital download because it doesn't cost them much, and yes it is indeed a publicity stunt, but regardless...10 million dollars to charity. Nice

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Lol at the average. Cheapasses can't toss in a few extra coins for an even $5. The guy who donated $10,000 should get an open account to download whatever the hell he wants.

msfan1289
msfan1289

ok EA, now look. you offer bundles of games for $10 right? and it got $10 million in sales, NOW think really hard im betting alot of those people will NEVER buy your games at full pop, how about you start thinking and sell games less then $29.99 hell even less than $19.99 at day one, and just see how many MORE people will buy your games

jark888
jark888

I would say this is the great thing EA have done.

Robert Guest
Robert Guest

Will never buy another EA game again after the ME3 game.

xUnrationalistx
xUnrationalistx

Currently the average purchase is  $4.91, so for those 5 $  you get 9 games in total. Look even if you hate EA you cant deny thats a sweet deal. Im not saying it makes them a better company.

Just the one game for 55 cents is kind of a stellar deal.     

strikeTact
strikeTact

I got it on PC but do this on console and they would get so many more donations.

Spartan-1657
Spartan-1657

This is incredible. Really happy with this! I just recently got a PC that can run these games and always wanted to try these out but never wanted to pay full price. I got 9 of them for 5 bucks lol.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

I was hoping for Battlefield 3 Premium or all of the DLC. EA has to still make money off this somehow I guess.

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

on a sidenote - almost any full game for the same price you'd pay for an iPhone app is a great deal IMO

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

people are always crying about how horrible EA is yet almost every title they put out sells millions so either 

A) someone's lying about hating EA 

B) a lot of gamers are whiney little brats who will buy a game but still complain incesantly no matter what you do

or C) the people not complaining & whining are too busy playing said games

Shea Duffney
Shea Duffney

hells yeah. EA has done a great thing here. :)

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

I'd like to thank Gamespot for posting this article again before the deal ended.  Almost forgot.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Sweet!  I just got two more games for free! 

Darth_Aloysius
Darth_Aloysius

People being nice about EA, or EA giving tripleA games away practically for free. I don't know which is harder to believe.

Excuse me while I get a tissue for this nosebleed...

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

If anyone wants to co-op Dead Space 3, add me. (RabidBurp)

Manuel Ricardo Garcia Arango
Manuel Ricardo Garcia Arango

Yeah, 5 USD got me a handful of games and helped some charity. Though I wish there were more choices for the conservation or restauration of the environment, particularly since I think biomedical research is a waste of money.

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

full great games for $1 whats not to love 

Spartan-1657
Spartan-1657

@Kryptonbornson It comes as Premium! They just fail to advertise it.

I just played it after downloading it earlier today. Comes with expansions.

santinegrete
santinegrete

@Kryptonbornson  yeah, putting games that have a truckload of DLC and microtransactions in the bundle, clever bastards.

hystavito
hystavito

@sdkingsht Alternate D) Gamers are the biggest wimps as consumers and they simply have to have that new game.  They don't have the will to simply say no I am not buying this.

chrisrooR
chrisrooR

@sdkingsht 

Or D) EA has a track record of MILKING the customer for every cent they possibly can in the form of DRM, forcing their Origin service down everyones throats, having horrid customer service that refuses to refund customers for faulty merchandise (Simcity), and basically doing everything possible to make gamers hate them.

This is an attempt to save face, just like their new policy of game returns are. Just because a company can sell millions of units doesn't mean the company has to be well liked. 

DrKill09
DrKill09

@FULGOREY2K I paid $4.83 so I could get BF3 and Sims 3.  Now I get two more games?!  AWSOME!

picho86
picho86

@FULGOREY2K Don't forget that the proceeds go to charity and the Humble Bundle team.

I still hate EA though.

PartyGavinParty
PartyGavinParty

@chrisrooR @sdkingsht Uhh... "Just because a company can sell millions of units doesn't mean the company has to be well liked?"

You ever heard of the meaning of the word "contradiction"?

thorn3000
thorn3000

@DrKill09 @FULGOREY2K lol man, you could have gone at least with 5 dollars, you know for charity sake, cos' paying 1 cent more then you need just sounds so...not right...

DrKill09
DrKill09

@picho86 @FULGOREY2K How can you hate EA?  All the bad stuff they did was a decade ago.  They still make great games like Battlefield, Skate, Syndicate, NHL series, Crysis, NFS post Black Box days...

They are not a bad company.  EA are boyscouts compared to Activision and Capcom.

picho86
picho86

@thorn3000 @picho86 @DrKill09 @FULGOREY2K That's way off topic. If it were on topic, I'd ask you to provide proof, and I'd say that even if it were true in one case, it doesn't say anything about any other organization, and that you should forward that data to the police.

thorn3000
thorn3000

@picho86 @thorn3000 @DrKill09 @FULGOREY2K and I like the way how they cover those costs (and supposedly don't make profit out of it), such as - once you give in clothing to be send to some 3rd worlds country or somewhere, they have employees (outsourced of course) which go through the clothing, take out the bits which can still be sold and sell them second hand for profit, sending only the worst rags which could never be sold to the place they are needed...makes you think twice about giving good stuff away...

picho86
picho86

@thorn3000 @picho86 @DrKill09 @FULGOREY2K I was talking about you actually.

Nonprofit organizations have operating costs. That's how it works. To make sure that they aren't doing anything funny, their books are open.

thorn3000
thorn3000

@picho86 @thorn3000 @DrKill09 @FULGOREY2K what do you mean? getting marketing / PR out of charity? ....sorry, but that's what charity is all about, PR, nothing else, charity never meant anything else for any company in the world, charity is all about PR, I don't even honestly believe that the organizations will use that money for charity, likely they will, 20 percent of it, the rest will be used to cover their costs....

picho86
picho86

@DrKill09 @picho86 @FULGOREY2K I don't like any of the games you've mentioned.

They buy companies and make them appeal to the mass public by simplifying their games.

They use always online DRMs, use NPCs in games to push DLCs. They put micro-transactions into full priced games. They force people to use Origin in order to play sequels to games that started elsewhere.

In order to use Origin, you have to agree that EA record tons of your information.

Should I continue?


Edit: I don't like the publishers you mentioned either. Even quite a few others.