Sony: Donate to the Japan tsunami effort with PSN wallet

By Stephany Nunneley
18 March 2011 21:12 GMT

Sony has posted on both the US and EU PS Blogs that folks can now make donations to the Japanese tsunami effort through their PlayStation wallets.

So far, Sony has contributed batteries, radios, and other equipment to the relief efforts, but wants you to help out as well, if you can.

“You can make donations in the amount of $2, $5, $10, $25 and $50 from your wallet in the PlayStation Store,” wrote SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton. “With your donation, you’ll get a free theme for your PlayStation 3. In order to make a donation, go to the “Aid Japan” area under the New Releases category on the PlayStation Store.

“It’s important to note that your contributions will go directly to the American Red Cross – Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. Every penny donated 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 brought a sense of community across the world.”

You can get more information through the links.

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