Publishers Donate to Earthquake Relief
Nintendo, Namco Bandai and others give money and more to support victims of Friday's disaster.
Publishers have begun to announce donations and campaigns to support relief efforts following Friday's Tohoku earthquake.
Here's a list of some of the programs that have been announced. I'll update this page with more as they come to light.
(Header image: Alberto "Beto" Gonzales.)
Donating 10 million yen to Japan Red Cross. Also taking donations from employees and the general public. (Notice)
Donating 200 million yen. (Notice.)
Korean celebrity Bae Yong Joon, a household name in Japan and also the star of a couple of games (which is why I'm including him here), is donating 73 million yen. (Via Sankei MSN)
Donation of 300 million yen. (Notice.)
Namco Bandai Donation of 100 million yen through parent Bandai Namco Group. The company will also be suspending operations in arcades where power conservation is needed, and will be holding back on events. (Notice.)
5pb.As previously reported, 5pb. will slash the price of iOS Memories Off 6 T-Wave from ¥2,000 to ¥350 and will donate all sales of the app through March 31.
SonySony Group (not just the games division) is giving a donation of 300 million yen and 30,000 radios. (Notice). There have been mentions of possible support as well. BlazBlue producer Toshimichi Mori said that he will discuss with Arc System Works the possibility of creating some sort of download content for PS3 and Xbox 360 and donating some of the proceeds to relief efforts. Famitsu.com has been maintaining a list its own list of additional campaigns.