Gamings Big Hitters Step in to Help Japan – Disaster Relief

We have all no doubt been shocked, horrified and amazed by the earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan on Friday.

The rescue and clean up process has started and aid is obviously needed to help the country to start piecing lives back together.

Mention Japan to the likes of us gathered here and one of our first thoughts will be technology and/or gaming. Well, the gaming giants are assisting with the relief efforts according to the latest reports.

Sony Corp has stated that it is giving ¥300 million (US$3.6 million) as well as 30,000 radios to the earthquake relief with Nintendo stepping in with another ¥300 million ($3.6 million).

Namco Bandai has donated ¥100 million ($1.2 million) with Sega Sammy giving ¥200 million ($2.4) and Koei Tecmo handing over ¥100 million ($1.2 million).

It’s not just the big boys looking to help – there’s a bunch of smaller game companies who are doing what they can as well with proceeds going directly to the Red Cross and other agencies that are helping to put Japan back together again.

As always – there’s people that will use this disaster for heartless scamming. I would suggest that you go through official channels to offer donations.

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