June 3rd, 2012 | By Richard Glenn
If anybody had the temerity to doubt the commercial scope of the latest iteration of the ever-popular Humble Bundle range, they might be inclined to re-evaluate their premature judgement now that it’s officially become the highest-grossing indie games bundle of all-time.
With the Humble Bundle V having garnered almost $2.7 million as of this writing, it’s taken the previous record, set by the Humble Bundle IV and standing at an already sizzling $2,417,659, and given it a royal pounding. For those keeping score, that’s over 343,000 purchases at an average of $7.84 per transaction.
What’s even more astounding is that the previous record was established after its full two-week sale period had terminated. By contrast, the Humble Bundle V has been in operation for under three days, giving it another eleven days to accrue even more funds, which will be split amongst the respective game developers, the Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Commentators may attribute the latest bundle’s success on its hugely popular assortment of titles, as detailed by Dominic Tarason upon its launch. With Psychonauts, Bastion, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Limbo and the quickfire bowel movement-inducing Amnesia: The Dark Descent in its repertoire, it’s perhaps little wonder that the Humble Bundle V has taken the video gaming community by storm.
With the bundle still active until June 14th, there’s plenty of time to get in on the action. Purchases can be made on the official Humble Bundle website, where you’ll also find more details on the games included, along with a detailed breakdown of the bundle’s donor sources.