Nintendo, Sony and Namco Bandai donate to Japan Earthquake Relief


In the wake of the natural disaster that sadly struck Japan late last week, companies within the games industry have begun campaigns and donations in offering support to the relief efforts currently underway across the country.

Nintendo, Sony and Namco Bandai have been amongst the first to make announcements in regards to such plans, which are as follows:

Nintendo have donated 300 million yen towards the relief efforts, with Namco Bandai donating a further 100 million yen through their parent Bandai Namco Group. In addition, the company has announced that it will be suspending operations in arcades where power conservation is deemed necessary.

SEGA is also to give 200 million yen, Koei Tecmo to provide 100 million yen and Microsoft are to commit an initial $2 million to relief efforts, which is to include $250,000 in cash as well as further contributions such as software.

The Sony Group, which includes all divisions of the company, has also donated 300 million yen and 30,000 radios that will enable Japanese residents to be kept up to date with the latest information regarding the on-going situation.

5pb is also due to slash the price of iOS Memories OFF 6 T-Wave from ¥2,000 to ¥350, and will then donate all sales of the app until March 31st.

Finally, BlazBlue producer Toshimichi Mori has stated that he will discuss with Arc System Works whether they could create some downloadable content for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with which they’ll donate the proceeds to relief efforts.

[Thanks, Andriasang]

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