THQ stock climbs nearly 40% after release of Humble Bundle

Earlier in the day, we told you about the latest Humble Bundle. This Humble Bundle is more or less the same as past bundles in that players get to name their own price for it, but there's one key difference: instead of bundling together a bunch of indie titles, this latest one is a collection of THQ's biggest games. It would appear that THQ's investors like this idea a whole bunch, because THQ's stock ended the day up a whopping 37.96%.

Of course, that may not seem like much considering the 38% gain puts THQ's stock at a mere $1.49, but it's certainly significant for a company that has experienced setback after setback lately. Obviously, we don't know what exactly caused THQ's stock to skyrocket like that, but the fact that its stock price took such a huge jump on the same day the Humble THQ Bundle launched seems like more than just a coincidence.

Indeed, the Humble THQ Bundle has been selling like mad ever since it launched earlier today. In its first day (which isn't even over yet, remember), the Humble THQ Bundle has pulled in almost $1.3 million with just over 226,000 bundles sold. Those numbers are rising very quickly too, so don't be surprised to see the Humble THQ Bundle make millions more by the time everything is said and done.

Looking at the line up of games offered in the Humble THQ Bundle, it isn't hard to see why it's selling so well. The bundle contains Darksiders, Company of Heroes and its two expansions, Metro 2033, and Red Faction: Armageddon, so getting to name your own price for a bundle like that is proving to be a deal too tempting to pass up for many PC gamers. If you pay more than the average – which currently sits at $5.60 – you'll unlock a copy of Saints Row: The Third as well, making this already awesome deal even sweeter. We're interested in seeing what happens to THQ's stock as this promotion continues, so keep it tuned here to SlashGear for more.