Your PSN Wallet Can Help Japanese Rebuild

March 23, 2011Written by Heath Hindman

Following the disastrous Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that you’ve surely heard about from a number of sources by now, several game developers and publishers have made huge donations to relief efforts and organized their own versions of fundraisers. This not being too surprising, of course, as a lot of them are based in Japan.  Now, the North American and European PlayStation Stores have also joined the good fight, enables donations via your PSN Wallet and giving out a custom theme to those who donate.

The official PlayStation blog reports:

You can make donations in the amount of $2, $5, $10, $25 and $50 from your wallet in the PlayStation Store. With your donation, you’ll get a free theme for your PlayStation 3. In order to make a donation, go to the “Aid Japan” area under the New Releases category on the PlayStation Store.

It’s important to note that your contributions will go directly to the American Red Cross – Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. Every penny donated will go to the fund, which supports emergency relief and recovery efforts, including deploying personnel, sending relief supplies and providing financial resources.

Many gamers in particular feel a special bond with Japan, even if they’ve never traveled there personally. Its ingenuity and innovation have shaped our industry, and its culture and style have brought a sense of community across the world.

Please join us now in helping the Japanese people during this great time of need. Together we can have a significant impact on the relief process.

Sony has been giving loads of money to relief efforts recently. For more details and future updates, check here.

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