EA's Humble Origin Bundle has set a new record for the series of pay-what-you-want offerings, having accrued an astounding $8.7 million at the time of writing this.
This figure is based on 1,791,762 bundles being sold at an average of $4.86.
This strongly beats out the series previous record of $5.1 million with Humble Indie Bundle 5. Even more amazing, The Origin Humble Bundle still has five days to go until it ends on Wednesday, 28th August. Could it double the series' previous record?
My hunch is that it's selling like hot cakes due to its inclusion of the only six month old Dead Space 3, or maybe it's latecomers on the Battlefield 3 bandwagon, or maybe it has something to do with the fact that EA is giving 100 per cent of its proceeds to charity, rather than letting buyers decide what money should go where (though they can still divvy up their donations among the five different charities). Either way, it's hard to argue with gaining 10 games for a few quid.
The Humble Origin Bundle includes: Dead Space 3, the original Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Crysis 2: Maximum Edition, Medal of Honor, and Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box. Pay over the average to also receive Battlefield 3, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising, Populous, and the Sims 3, along with its two expansions in the Starter Pack.