A quick look over at the Humble THQ Bundle, where you can buy some of gaming’s best AAA titles for practically nothing, shows that the bundle has now cranked its way up to almost $3.2 million worth of sales.
The sales come after Humble Bundle and THQ have faced criticism for changing the core model of the Bundles, which is theoretically to support indie developers and charity at the same time — not big-name developers like THQ. Speaking to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, a Humble Bundle rep has this to say: “When THQ expressed interest in our pay what you want plus charity model and willingness to let us bundle so many top tier titles, we couldn’t believe it at first. But trying to turn up our noses at this epic chance to make gamers happy and help worthy causes like Child’s Play and the American Red Cross could only have been defined as arrogance.”
“We had to try and we were extremely curious to see what would happen.”
“So far, it’s been pretty well received: we’re on record pace both in total sales and number of purchases. It looks like we’ve passed the two million dollar mark in just 16 hours. We are hopeful that this excitement is growing our community in a way that can only help our future promotions, and rest assured that indie bundles will continue to be an important part of our business.”