Friday new totals for cumulative emergency relief funds collected through the
PlayStation Network as part of the Great East Japan Earthquake Relief Effort.
As a special
gesture Sony has offered custom themes for the PlayStation3 system via its
PlayStation Store to those who donated money through the network. Sony said
worldwide PlayStation users’ donations as of July 13 totaled 129.7 million yen
(approximately $1.587 million).
Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries and regions closed the effort on
April 21. The total amount in each region reached to $425,644, 609,155 euros
and 2,137,537 yen respectively.
The total amount
in Japan as of July 13 reached to 23,300,700 yen. The full amount will be
donated to an organization in each region supporting the relief and recovery
efforts in communities affected by the earthquake; American Red Cross – Japan
Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund for North America, British Red Cross for
Europe, and Central Community Chest of Japan known as the Red Feather Community
Chest Movement for Japan and Asia.
relief effort started in the North America and Europe on March 19 and in Japan
and Asia on March 24.