PlayStation Japan relief effort brings in $1.3 million

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 08:34 GMT

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that donation efforts for the Japan tsunami and earthquake from PlayStation Network have raised over $1 million.

Over ¥109.6 million (approximately $1.3 million) has been raised from the effort, which has allowed PlayStation Network users to donate through the PlayStation Store.

“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by Great East Japan Earthquake,” said boss Kaz Hirai.

“While we continue to make every effort to help the recovery of the affected communities in the region, I would like to express our gratitude to every single PlayStation user across the world who made a contribution to the effort.”

All of the money raised from the drive, which has been in effect in over 40 countries, will go to the American Red Cross’s Japanese relief fund, the British Red Cross in Europe, and the Central Community Chest of Japan.

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