EA Humble Bundle sale draws $4.8m

EA Humble Bundle sale draws $4.8m
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

August 16th 2013 at 8:28AM

Charitable sales platform is on mark to break records with 1m units sold

The Humble Bundle has launched a new major sale offering six games from EA, and it's already shaping up to break every sales record for the platform.

The charitable sales platform is best known for its DRM-free, multiplatform offerings of bundled indie games but lately the organizers have changed things up with packages from big-name developers and major publishers.

This latest package, The Humble Origin Bundle, includes Dead Space, Dead Space 3, Burnout Paradise, Crysis 2, Medal of Honor, and Mirror's Edge at a price set by the user.

Those who pay more than the current average of $4.79 get Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 Starter Pack as a bonus.

It might seem like EA is crazy for offering eight games for under $5, but the company could gain a lot of users and publicity for its Digital Download service, Origin.

Unfortunately for EA, the keys to activate the bundle on Origin don't seem to be working at the moment, and are also valid on Valve's rival download service, Steam.

EA has assured customers “we have top agents working on it," but as of writing the issue is still unresolved.

For the Humble Bundle the package is certainly doing its job though, and has already sold over a million units and raised $4.8 million.

The previous record holder on the platform was Humble Bundle V, which offered some of the biggest titles in indie games DRM-free on Mac, Linux, and Windows, drawing $5.1 million in sales.