Monster Hunter Online Publisher Donates 500 Million Yuan For Lushan Earthquake Relief

The name Tencent still doesn’t mean much to most gamers, despite the fact that the Tencent Games is now the fourth biggest game publisher in the world. The reason for that is because the company operates mostly in its native China. With the confirmation of an upcoming western release of Monster Hunter Online, though, the Tencent name has started to gradually grab the interest of many.

Today the company announced that it donated 500 million yuan to support relief effort for the population hit by yesterday's disastrous earthquake.

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Gimmemorebubblez1700d ago

500 million Yaun -Thats a hell of a lot of tencents!

My prayers are with the people effected by this earthquake.

NastyLeftHook01700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

may science discovered by evolved apes called humans bless them financially.

SilentNegotiator1699d ago (Edited 1699d ago )

Can't even let a nice spirited gesture (that doesn't affect you) go, eh?
That's nice.

edit: Google says that's 80M USD. Dang.

Abriael1700d ago

It's definitely quite a lot, especially considering the cost of living in China (MUCH lower than in the west), 81 million dollars buck more buck less.

GreenRanger1700d ago

They gave them Bill Gates' pocket change?!

Abriael1700d ago

That's definitely not pocket change in China.

GreenRanger1700d ago

I wasn't saying that it's not a lot of money.

Statix1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

Tencent must be swimming in money, because that's a shit-ton of cash by any metric. Can you imagine EA donating $80 million to disaster victims in the US?

Abriael1700d ago

Well, they are one of the few game publishers actually making a very nice profit every year.

cyguration1699d ago

Despite ridiculous claims from gaming media...the PC market is actually an EXTREMELY profitable market when it comes to software.

China's MMO, free-to-play division alone is worth more than $6 billion in U.S. dollars. So yes, MMO publishers like Tencent are swimming in cash.