Games publishers rally together to help Japanese earthquake relief cause

Gerald Lynch Gaming, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

japan_1848393c.jpgA number of Japanese games publishers have pledged their support for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami tragedy currently devastating their homeland.

From straight donations to charitable downloads, the whole Japanese gaming community looks set to chip in.

Sony Group (not just the games division) have made the largest donation, offering 300 million yen and 30,000 radios to help survivors. Nintendo make the next biggest donation of 300 million yen.

Sega Sammy have pledged 200 million yen in support, while Namco Bandai are pulling together 100 million yen through parent company Bandai Namco group, who will also be shutting down their arcades and refraining from holding events for the forseeable future to conserve on the country’s struggling power reserves.

Tecmo Koei have already donated10 million yen to the cause, and are still taking donations from staff and the general public too.

iPhone developers 5pb Games are slashing the price of their iOS title Memories Off 6 T-Wave, giving all proceeds to charity, while Arc System Works are looking into releasing DLC content for their PS3 and Xbox 360 title BlazBlue, with all proceeds going to the relief fund.

Want to help out? You can make a one-off donation to the Red Cross by following this link.

By Gerald Lynch | March 15th, 2011





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    This is really nice – I think we need to all help as much as we can