As you've no doubt seen throughout the week, several companies and retailers are pitching in and selling various games and game related items to aid the relief efforts in Japan. In an effort to make this information easier for you to find should you either want to donate or simply spread the word, we are going to consolidate all such benefits into a single post.
First, we have the http://www.trueachievements.com/n3307/aksys-japan-benef....htm
. Aksys is selling many titles across various platforms through March 24th and 100% of the proceeds will go to Japan relief efforts. Check out the list of available titles here
brought our attention to the http://www.trueachievements.com/n3314/playasiacom-japan....htm
. Play-Asia.com is donating a portion of their game sales to Japan, but the amount is dependent on what game or item you purchase. Check out the full list of available deals here
. No end date was announced, but the site says collections through March, so you have at least till the end of the month to help out through Play-Asia.com.http://www.trueachievements.com/Knucklehead923.htm
has brought to our attention PlayForJapan
. This site is collecting rare and autographed items from people within the game industry to auction off for Japan relief.http://www.trueachievements.com/FallenFlame.htm
alerted us to the sale of charity wristbands at Bungie.net
. All proceeds from the sale of these wristbands will be donated to the Red Cross. In addition to this, all profits from the Bungie store will be donated to the relief efforts until April 30th.
As a final sidenote, some of the giants in the games industry have also been making donations. Square Enix has donated 100 million yen and will be hosting further donation programs. Namco Bandai has also donated 100 million yen. Nintendo has donated 300 million yen, as has Sony who, in addition to the cash donation, has also donated 30,000 radios to aid the rescue efforts. Microsoft has donated $100,000, and with the current conversion rates, this works out at approximately 8.1 million yen.
If you should see any other Japan Benefit Sales, please post in the comments here or submit it via the http://www.trueachievements.com/suggestnews.aspx