informa
/
1 MIN READ
News

PlayStation EU Users Raise £466K For Japan

Sony has confirmed that EU PlayStation users raised nearly half a million pounds towards the Great East Japan Earthquake efforts since the disaster happened on March 11, with all proceeds going towards the British Red Cross.
Sony has confirmed that EU PlayStation users raised nearly half a million pounds towards the Great East Japan Earthquake efforts since the disaster happened on March 11. In a letter to Sony, and posted on the official PlayStation EU blog, the British Red Cross confirmed that it had received a donation of £466,465.60 from the company, via PlayStation Network gamers. PSN users have been able to contribute to the emergency relief efforts by donating through the PlayStation Store. The charity said, "Thanks to the PlayStation community’s amazing contribution to the appeal, the Japanese Red Cross is able to support victims of the tsunami with cash grants." "These will be given to victims who have lost immediate family members; families whose homes were destroyed by the earthquake, tsunami or resulting fires; families whose homes were severely damaged; and households who have been required to evacuate. It will equip up to 70,000 transitional shelters with a package of essential home appliances, benefiting some 280,000 people." Back in April, Sony confirmed that U.S. PlayStation users had raised a total of $1.3 million for the Japan relief effort, with all the proveeds going towards the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund and the Red Feather Community Chest Movement for Japan and Asia.

Latest Jobs

Cryptic Studios

Remote
1.19.23
Senior Producer

Night School Studio

Los Angeles, CA, USA
1.09.23
Level Designer / Scripter, Games Studio

Fast Travel Games

Hybrid (Stockholm, Sweden)
1.09.23
Social Media / Community Manager
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more