Humble Indie Bundle Well On Its Way To Break Sales Record
from the meek-shall-inherit-the-earth dept
A new Humble Indie Bundle is upon us. Once again, the guys who popularized the “pay what you want” model have brought it back with a whole new treasure trove of DRM-free, cross-platform PC games. This time, they have brought a number of heavy weights including Super Meat Boy and Cave Story+. While the games themselves are awesome, what makes this bundle so amazing is that it is already well on its way to breaking the sales record of the third bundle. Announced via twitter, the Humble Guys proclaimed, “We just hit 100,000 sales and $500,000 in a tiny bit over four hours!” The previous sales record was the third Humble Indie Bundle which brought in a total of $2,167,519.10 and sold 372,346 bundles. If this bundle can sell 100,000 in 4 hours, breaking that record should be a snap.
Perhaps this success is attributable to this being the holiday season and the addition of the Red Cross instead of the EFF as one of the supported charities. Or maybe in some strange way this success is a result of my 1000th tweet being a promotion of the Humble Indie Bundle. Most likely, this success is a result of a group of dedicated game developers connecting with their fans and giving them a reason to buy. That is true success. While the “pay what you want” model won’t work for everyone, all developers can learn from the attitude and effort these developers put into selling their games.