Japan Tsunami Appeal On PSN

It’s been over a week since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, inflicting serious loss of life and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. The Japanese people, together with support and compassion from the global community, are beginning what will be a long recovery process.

Sony Computer Entertainment’s headquarters are located in Tokyo, and so we’ve heard firsthand of the disaster’s impact from our colleagues and friends. As we here in Europe watch the tragic events that continue to unfold, you might be left thinking, “Is there any way I can help?”

Sony Corporation is aiding the recovery through financial contributions and donating radios, batteries and other equipment that can be used in the relief efforts. Today we’re making it possible for you to contribute directly to the earthquake and tsunami recovery efforts through a medium you’re already quite familiar with – the PlayStation Network.

You can make donations in the amounts of €2, €5, €10, €20 from your wallet in the PlayStation Store. With your donation, you’ll get a free Sunrise Blossom Theme for your PlayStation 3. In order to make a donation, click on the ‘Japan Tsunami Appeal’ banner on the homepage of the PlayStation Store or via the latest category.

It’s important to note that your contributions will go directly to the British Red Cross, part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – Japan Tsunami Appeal. Every penny and cent 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 spread to communities 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.

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Paranoimia 18 March, 2011 @ 8:53 pm   1

What a brilliant move. So easy. I’ll be donating shortly.

Boboulus 18 March, 2011 @ 8:54 pm   2

I Will donate! Does it work in the swedish store?

Pacman_Ownage 18 March, 2011 @ 8:54 pm   3

Well done <3

Hope no one is directly affected at SCEE by the travesty.

wardragon989 18 March, 2011 @ 8:54 pm   4


DeathByNumbers 18 March, 2011 @ 8:55 pm   5

Yeah it’s a great idea and one that I would like to see expanded upon in future to cover other regions and charities. It’s such a simple way of donating money. Thank you.

vonhammer 18 March, 2011 @ 8:55 pm   6

Will do.
I did suggest on the PS forums that a small amount could come out every copy of MA:A when it comes out,or all the money from a DLC skin pack could go to the J Red Cross.

gforce-92 18 March, 2011 @ 8:55 pm   7

Nicely done SCEE. Will be donating later today


I have just donate 😉

Roxas598 18 March, 2011 @ 8:56 pm   9

will do 😉

wardragon989 18 March, 2011 @ 8:57 pm   10

Done. Donated £20.

Maybe you guys should look to helping other charities. A helping others section could be really beneficial!

Tenchuwoh 18 March, 2011 @ 8:58 pm   11

That was a great move!I just did a donate!I am proud for my self=) lol

koroekun 18 March, 2011 @ 9:00 pm   12

well done SCEE! will do!

Mitchel 18 March, 2011 @ 9:03 pm   13

Nice! I will donate

Nordlyset87 18 March, 2011 @ 9:05 pm   14

Thank you for giving me a chance to donate on this way…
Japan <3 ,will donate shortly 🙂

Flinders 18 March, 2011 @ 9:05 pm   15

Will donate. A great idea.

Adwil24 18 March, 2011 @ 9:06 pm   16

Amazing, well done SCEE. I hope every PlayStation owner, can find it in their heart to donate.

KjellKanon 18 March, 2011 @ 9:09 pm   17

I was looking for a proper place to donate, this is brilliant! Thanks

JigsawPieces 18 March, 2011 @ 9:10 pm   18

What a great thing to do – thanks. Donated.




Very nice way to do this. I will donate to.


Done ….Japan our prayers to you to rise throw this tragedy ….

LEONOFDEATH 18 March, 2011 @ 9:14 pm   22


Please could you add an option to donate the spare change anyone might have in their account. an “anything under £2” option.

I have 50p left in my PSN account and would like to donate it, I dont have any more money i can put in to it.
Im sure alot of people would donate anything going spare in the PSN accounts.

BLACK13 18 March, 2011 @ 9:18 pm   23

Done, glad to make a small contribution , nice work Sony, how about a donation portal/poster in Home

DKShadow 18 March, 2011 @ 9:19 pm   24


niall077 18 March, 2011 @ 9:24 pm   25

will donate once I get on my ps3.


What LEONOFDEATH said, I still have a euro left on my PSN wallet. If you had more options availible I’m sure alot of people would donate their change.

Wonderfull feature by the way. Would love to see more like these.

nicolaischwartz 18 March, 2011 @ 9:27 pm   27

This is really nice SCEE! Will donate 10 pounds once i get on my PS3.

Anthropomancer 18 March, 2011 @ 9:29 pm   28

Done and done, excellent idea.

mike3648 18 March, 2011 @ 9:30 pm   29

Great idea-glad to see Sony giving its consumers the chance to help. I have donated €5 and will donate more when I get funds.

Noisepurge 18 March, 2011 @ 9:31 pm   30

donated 10 euros!

Myst3rialP 18 March, 2011 @ 9:32 pm   31

This is a very good idea! Thanks for helping in making donations!


Donated as well.


I feel proud of this wonderful initiative made by Sony, and I’ll donate gladly 🙂

“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 spread to communities across the world.”

That touched a nerve right there becuase.. your spot on. Im a ‘Sony Man’ now like, but have always been a ‘Nintendo Boy’ at heart. From growing up with the Mario & Zelda games its hard to let them go. We never had the Internet & TV like it is now, back then, so it was part of our family life (even my Grandmother at one point bless her – 88yrs old \m/) So we appreciate the good stuff that ALL of these companies (past & present) have given us over the years.

It doesn’t matter what console you prefer playing on or what controller you ‘like best’, we’re all gamers at the end of the day.

Anyways. Game related babble out of the way, i was shocked when i finally watched the news and seen the amount of damage thats been done over in Japan – the Red Cross with the help of PSN will definitely get a contribution from this side of the screen & for those that cant contribute for what ever reason but would like to help, fly this on your Clan Tag next time your on COD – P4J (Pray 4 Japan)

loonytoon1982 18 March, 2011 @ 9:37 pm   35

Bravo Sony, bravo!

Very pleased to see some sort of a donation being set up and have made my small donation of £5.

CelsiusPT 18 March, 2011 @ 9:37 pm   36

Well done Sony 🙂

jukkapuska 18 March, 2011 @ 9:38 pm   37

Shame I only have 2€ to donate. Hope that counts something

marcindpol 18 March, 2011 @ 9:39 pm   38

you have my 5 euros:)

Azerach 18 March, 2011 @ 9:39 pm   39

Awesome idea! Donated =)

the_man72 18 March, 2011 @ 9:44 pm   40

I will be donating here from Australia , this is awsome way to help the victims in this disaster that striked japan

SgntSafety 18 March, 2011 @ 9:45 pm   41

£20 donated, thoughts go out to the poor people over there, hope its all resolved as fast as possible and my contribution helps. kudos sony

Linconan 18 March, 2011 @ 9:56 pm   42

I donated 20.

Thanks for putting something like this up on the store SONY.
A few clicks and done. Easy 😉

On AU Store the 20 is labelled as a 10.
And it doesnt change till you’ve clicked to donate.

5, 10, 10 (<–), 35


Count me in!

leon_uk 18 March, 2011 @ 9:58 pm   44

Great idea will be donating as soon as go on my PS3

tiago-kun 18 March, 2011 @ 10:00 pm   45

I will help too.

What a great idea!

sp33dking89 18 March, 2011 @ 10:01 pm   46

DO like the Whats new. Donated 5 pound 🙂

sourav-93 18 March, 2011 @ 10:01 pm   47

Donated! I donated some money through my college earlier today and now here. Hope every penny helps 🙂

EmpireNO 18 March, 2011 @ 10:11 pm   48

I support Japan. I will donate as much as I can.


Thankyou for making it easy to donate.


Good idea will go donate right now.

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