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Mar 18

Japan Tsunami Appeal On PSN

Jack Tretton's Avatar Posted by President & CEO


It’s been over a week since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, inflicting serious loss of life and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. The Japanese people, together with support and compassion from the global community, are beginning what will be a long recovery process.

Sony Computer Entertainment’s headquarters are located in Tokyo, and so we’ve heard firsthand of the disaster’s impact from our colleagues and friends. As we here in America watch the tragic events that continue to unfold, you might be left thinking, “Is there any way I can help?”

Sony Group is aiding the recovery through financial contributions and donations of radios, batteries and other equipment that can be used in the relief efforts. Today we’re making it possible for you to contribute directly to the earthquake and tsunami recovery efforts through a medium you’re already quite familiar with – the PlayStation Network.

You can make donations in the amount of $2, $5, $10, $25 and $50 from your wallet in the PlayStation Store. 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.

Please join us now in helping the Japanese people during this great time of need. Together we can have a significant impact on the relief process.

For more information on Sony’s support of the relief efforts, visit

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AndyMP said:

March 18th, 2:32 pm

Happy to be able to help in just a small way. Kudos to Sony.

Nirvana23 said:

March 18th, 2:34 pm

Fantastic, will definitely donate some of my remaining gift card in just a bit!

Stoffinator said:

March 18th, 2:34 pm

Awesome idea, Count on my $$

Moonglare said:

March 18th, 2:35 pm

Great great idea!! Will donate right now =D

XzreflexX42 said:

March 18th, 2:35 pm

Im going to put in 5 but first i need to rack up some money for a PSN card

Trixzter7 said:

March 18th, 2:35 pm

Donating now!

jdizzle84 said:

March 18th, 2:35 pm

This is a wonderful idea. I definitely will be donating when I get home. The awesome theme is a nice perk too!

Glacier928 said:

March 18th, 2:42 pm

Well done Sony and well said Mr. Tretton. I will be more than happy to donate to the truly tragic event that is occurring in Japan. Here’s hoping to a fast recovery!

LiquidMetal14 said:

March 18th, 2:44 pm

As many times as we can donate, we all have at least a few dollars laying around. Lend a hand! Thank you for putting this together SCE :)

Frejim said:

March 18th, 2:45 pm

I’d do it, but you wont take my Nicaraguan International CREDIT CARD!!!!!

change that, and I’ll donate!!!!!

GraveMatter said:

March 18th, 2:49 pm

This is awesome. I’ll be making my donation as soon as I log in to the PSN later.

NotoriousGamer said:

March 18th, 2:51 pm

This is great for PSN to do this. Japan most needs food for the survivors at this very point. I hope food reaches the people that need it very very soon.

andXyetXnotXwant said:

March 18th, 2:51 pm

awesome i’ll be sure to do this as soon as i get on tonight. i really like that theme as well.

Charles_Surge said:

March 18th, 2:53 pm

Brilliant. I’ll donate tonight. Thanks for mentioning that every penny goes to “Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund” — that’s a huge motivator to donate.

TheForbiddenOne said:

March 18th, 2:57 pm

Japan for the win, I’ll be donating.

megamixer said:

March 18th, 2:58 pm

…And done. Very cute theme by the way. Perfect for the upcoming Spring season :)

Wolf26pack said:

March 18th, 2:59 pm

It will be a pleasure to donate, I think I only have $9.00 in my Wallet but I know anything will help. I wish all those that have experienced this disaster a quick recovery.

nobopyon said:

March 18th, 3:02 pm


I will do it ASAP!

I think it may be a good idea, maybe add “heart” next to your avator like plus for the plus member to show whoever donated…

That way, hopefully your PSN friends who don’t know about donation features will be asking you why you have the heart??

You know, like chain reaction..

sNsKid said:

March 18th, 3:03 pm

Count me in.

Christian399 said:

March 18th, 3:03 pm

Well done! I’ll be pitching in soon as I get home.

Zilas said:

March 18th, 3:05 pm

I don’t like that I had to pay tax on a donation…

    Jack Tretton's Avatar

    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 19th, 8:36 am

    We will be refunding all taxes to your wallet. Thank you for your donation!

Maurisio said:

March 18th, 3:06 pm

I already donated 20 but now I get rewarded here comes another 20.

RevolutionRC_JR said:

March 18th, 3:06 pm

i wouldnt do it for the wallpaper, i would do it for the people of Japan.its even girlish the wallpaper.

Izanagi-no-Okami said:

March 18th, 3:07 pm

While I did already donate, you can be sure I’ll be doing it again later on today.


March 18th, 3:08 pm

Nous pensons au Japon en France. J’ai donné €10.

Nós pensamos no Japão no Brasil. Eu doei €10.

We think about Japan in France and Brazil. I donate €10 via PSN today.

dreddi1 said:

March 18th, 3:14 pm

Stay strong Japan!

KidCommando said:

March 18th, 3:19 pm

Will definitely be contributing to this. The tsunami along with the power plant meltdown is going to have some long lasting effects on the people of Japan. Those people who lost everything will be in my thoughts as I could never imagine having your whole life swept away in a moment.


off topic: Mr. Jack Tretton, you are a stud!

Nick_392 said:

March 18th, 3:19 pm

I just donated $5, my prayers go out to Japan, I know they will be able to pull through this.

MafiaBrett said:

March 18th, 3:20 pm

Awesome! im totally gonna donate $25.
I like japanese style themes, but i want a little bit more of a Shogun look to mine :P

Zacky-V-A7X said:

March 18th, 3:20 pm

Great idea!

InsipidVirus said:

March 18th, 3:21 pm

I wish I knew this before I used iTunes to donate. I’ll still donate $50 through Playstation Network just to show love for Japan.

mojaal said:

March 18th, 3:23 pm

Does that mean Sony will eat all the bank transaction fees from Credit or Debit cards? Or does it mean part of the donation will be used for that.

AwakenedWithin said:

March 18th, 3:24 pm

That theme is freakin’ awesome and I would of donated with my PSN IF PSN ever accepts my bank card. Not to be a heartless or anything it, but my bank is an hour drive, so yeah :( However, I did donated from other means.

Squarewannabe said:

March 18th, 3:26 pm

This is great. Its always nice to make a donation and just breathe a sign of relief to know that every bit helps. plus this is a great way to contribute to the Earthquake relief.

Thanks Sony for doing this!

Nirone226 said:

March 18th, 3:26 pm

It makes me happy to be able to donate to help the relief.I am going to donate as soon as I log on to the PSN.
I know we all feel connected by our medium of gaming as Mr. Trenton has stated.I even messaged a couple of my PSN friends in Japan and the way they spoke was more of a life altering experience than the news has conveyed.

God bless you all and you are in my prayers.

dragon_night said:

March 18th, 3:26 pm

hmmm..that theme is pretty but i don’t think i want to donate to a world of people who are killing themselves with overpopulation and consumption of nonrenewable resources xD that includes the U.S.

Bucklesbadass said:

March 18th, 3:29 pm

I pray that Japan recovers as much as can be recovered…I cry for what is lost and I give thanks to all who are helping with whatever they can help with..even if only 2 dollars…you can and will make the difference. I thank Sony for there help in making this possible. Come home safe Ash…. Momma Buckles misses you very much…

Optimus_Prime said:

March 18th, 3:30 pm

Fantastic idea! Just donated and was happy to do it.

boxmyth said:

March 18th, 3:31 pm

My lord that theme is awesome. Thought I would donate without it, it’s a very nice addition.
Go Japan!

x_NiiGHTMARE_x said:

March 18th, 3:32 pm

this is awesome. I will be donating tonight. Good work!

decimalator said:

March 18th, 3:33 pm

While I’ve already donated directly to the Red Cross, I will donate again via the PSN — the Japanese people need the support, and that’s an awesome theme. :)

I’m happy to see another easy way for people to be able to contribute.

DeathGazer said:

March 18th, 3:35 pm

Done my part. Back to Yakuza 4 :-)

MegamiTensei13 said:

March 18th, 3:39 pm

I support this …Count me in :D

poodude said:

March 18th, 3:39 pm

Awesome, I have $3 sitting on my account and I’ll make sure to donate $2 of it to this.

anoffday said:

March 18th, 3:40 pm

Cool idea. I hope this earns a lot. I like the theme too.

Sukianime said:

March 18th, 3:45 pm

This theme is freaking sweet. One of my PSN friends who lives in Japan finally got in contact with me the other day to let us know he was safe. So it puts a smile on my face to see that Sony (and other organizations) are stepping in to help out the people of Japan.

Dosx001 said:

March 18th, 3:48 pm

but i wanted a avatar o well it would of been better u can put the avatar on ur PSN ID 2 show that u donated

trustter said:

March 18th, 4:00 pm

You got my money, my heart and may pray!

phatmercado said:

March 18th, 4:05 pm

I donated and put a “Donate in PS Store” comment in my PSN ID card in the XMB to spread the word. Great job Sony.

Admiralvic said:

March 18th, 4:10 pm

I gave a few bucks, good cause hope it makes some cash.

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