Humble Origin Bundle Success Raises $3.9 Million (and Counting) for Charities

The Humble Origin Bundle headlined by Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 (plus Starter Pack) is a raging success. At the time of this writing, over 81,600 bundles have been sold, effectively raising in the neighborhood of $3.9 million to be spread across various different charities, including the Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, American Cancer Society, and American Red Cross.

That's quite a bit of money already and there are 13 days left to score some sweet games. The way it works is you set your own price for the bundle, based on what you think is fair and how generous you're feeling towards the above mentioned charities (you can allocate how much of funds goes to each individual charity). In exchange, you receive Dead Space, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Mirror's Edge, Dead Space 3, and Medal of Honor.

Battlefield 3

If you pay more than the average amount, which currently sits at $4.75, you'll also receive Battlefield 3 and The Sims + with Starter Pack. In other words, less than $5 bucks scores you the entire load, though you're free to pay more if you wish. According to the Humble Bundle website, the items in this bundle would normally sell for $215.

Origin keys are available for all of the games, though you can also receive Steam keys for all the titles except for Dead Space 3 and the bonus games.

This is a cool thing EA is doing. The games publisher isn't making any money off the deal, and though this bundle will help it get more gamers to install the Origin client on their PCs, it's hard to begrudge EA for promoting its own platform while simultaneously raising millions of dollars for charities.
Via:  Humble Bundle
Dave_HH one year ago

That's a really great idea and a great cause. BF3 rocks too of course. :)

inspector one year ago

I brought my bundle last night. Origin is getting a beating from this lol, their redeeming system crashed last night.

Clixxer one year ago

Well we know Origin isn't exactly the best DRM to use so. I got atleast 3-4 of my buddies to buy the bundle. I've been trying to get them into PC gaming for the past year or so and ditch the console life and this was perfect way for them to start.

RWilliams one year ago

This is AMAZING. Too bad we'll never see something like this from Activision, but if we did, the results would be much the same. I am sure these charities are going to be some damned happy.

$5.20 m is the record revenue from a single bundle... I think this is going to beat it.

superrob one year ago

I actually bought 2 bundles for $4.75 each. The other bundle I'm giving to my friend. However there were a few games I already had from this bundle so I have a few extra keys. I have one extra Battlefield 3 key for origin and extra steam keys for Medal of honor and crysis 2. If you guys are interested, just message me and I can give the key to you. Otherwise, they're just unused keys.

RBloch one year ago

How about some games that most of use "Don't" have.

DanJChiccino one year ago

I bought two. One for myself, the ones i already had to give away, and the the other to give away.

CameronBashaw one year ago

I already own most of those games on Origin, but my problem is I simply have 0 cash to put in to charity! If I did I wouldn't mind giving away money for games I already have especially for such good causes!

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