There are a lot of silly stereotypes about gamers and anti-social tendencies, but for those who genuinely believe them, here’s a nice bit of counter-evidence: give gamers the chance to fork out a bit of cash for something special that marks them as a caring individual, and they’re all over that. Take World of Warcraft’s Cinder Kitten, which has totted up a whopping $2.3 million in sales.
The frankly adorable pet goes for $10, which is pretty hefty even for such a delightful little bundle. But when Blizzard announced hat all proceeds from purchases made before December 31 would directly benefit the Red Cross and its Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, the Battle.net community rallied around nicely. Maths isn’t my strong point, but surely that means about 230,000 players ponied up for the widdle bundle of wuv? Well done, everyone.