Today Sony announced that they would be donating 300 million Yen ($3,670,000 / £2,270,000) to help the relief efforts in Japan after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake has left the country devastated.
Very noble! If you're wondering what that equals to; 2.2 Million Pounds or 3.6 Million Dollars.
You're quicker than I was ;) I just got it added to the original post but didn't have time as I was writing it. And I agree. A really nice move; shows Microsoft how to do it!
@Technologymob: Microsoft donated $2 million in addition to the $100,000 from the Twitter thing. And they donated the $2 million BEFORE the whole Twitter 'scandal' too. EDIT - Why the disagree? MS DID donate the $2 million.
@ planetwab. You are wasting your time. People here don't want to know about it. But + bubble for effort.
Should have done that in the first place.
It's not MS responsibility to donate money. Some of you people are detestible. Guess what Japan gave the U.S. when 911 happened? Not a goddamned thing. What about hurricane Katrina? Not a goddamned thing. But guess what, MS and the U.S. did donate money, supplies to the Japanese in the wake of this disaster. Point is, no one is required to do anything. If you are so up in arms about someone donating then donate your damn self.
@Brosy, Hey dude your ass is not a good place for your head, you tend to miss things. Here's a quote from SlimShadyn's post below "JapanThe Japanese Foreign Ministry has said that it would provide USD 200,000 to the American Red Cross to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. Japan will also identify needs in affected regions via the U.S. government and will provide up to USD 300,000 in emergency supplies such as tents, blankets and power generators if they receive requests from the U.S. for such assistance. One Japanese individual, Takashi Endo, donated USD 1 million from his personal funds to Katrina relief efforts" Thank you come again (in my own voice cause im brown LOL). But seriously you should see a doctor to remove head from ass and foot from mouth.
How much did Sony donate Lil T?
Microsoft should consider donating. Sony might give MS an idea for an exclusive. Ziing!
the hell is wrong with you.
It's great to see Giant Companies helping.
Yeah goes to show they arent the evil monopolies hackers say they are. (Microsoft is close to a monopoly but Bill Gates is such a nice fucking guy).
SONY are amazing though this is pennies out of there jar its better then nothing...step up ms and nintendo... My ps3 BD gave in this morning and i phoned sony exspecting to have pay for a fix i'm getting a refurbished replacement 2mz for free and they have extended my warrent a futher 3 months though it ran out in january...True story I am so happy now i've got to wait from 8am-6pm for sony to deliver the ps3 and take my old one yeah the time sucks but i only phoned them today and there bringing it 2mz thats good customer service
I do own an Xbox 360, and I love it, but Sony does definitely have a way with PR and, in general, public relations. Pretty impressive news about your PS3 too!
Yeah sony are just like every other corp after your money but they seem to have your best intrest at heart though they really don't thank god sony made playstation plus im sitting here switching between lead and gold imfamous and MGS 1 lol and ive saved my game saves into the cloud aswell =') guess im one of the lucky ones
Wow, is this really the place for my console maker is better than your console maker?
Nintendo also donated 300 million Yen, and Microsoft donated $2 million.
@FailOverHero who said anything about one being better then the over? and this is a comment section on a gaming blog? its not contact japanese people to tell them how great the yakuza series is and if they can makes sure the lead dev is still alive cause i want there to be a number 5 its just a comment section that is it...JUST A COMMENT SECTION so i will say what ever i feel relivent to gaming and sometimes not
Conceited much? My comment was aimed at 2.1 not you. And you are right, you aren't being very relevant right now
Nice. Come on Microsoft, it's your turn
People on here are tittle tattle how much money Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo are putting into aid as if it's like a contest. People are losing lives who gives a shit who puts in the most as long as they get help.
iistuii why even bother? this site is plagued with mindless fanboys who now want their beloved company to give more than the rest. it's f"&king pathetic the way people act on blogs4fanboys
good for them, my condolences to Japan and every one affected. The sun will rise again.
well said have a bubble
Yeah i hope japan get back on their feet soon.
It feel very sad watching the news everyday.
I wonder if we might see something on the PSN to donate money to Japan's relief efforts. I think every 1 dollar spent on PSN go's to help them. Or something like that, I think that be cool....That and it be easy way for me to give money because I don't have a card/checking.
Great idea! I saw someone post an idea similar to that earlier. I was wondering what that best way to donate money would be and doing it through PSN would be very convenient for me.
I always wonder what these other countries would do for us Americans if we ever had some huge disaster. My gut tells me they wouldn't do much, I know a lot of people around the world dislike Americans for one reason or another, so I find it odd were the first one aiding these countries, last year it was Haiti and now it's Japan, wont be long till we put on the telethon for those folks too I guess.
With great power comes great responsibility. You can't be a super power and expect respect if you don't act the part.
Well you were not the first to send help, I know you guys think your the first to do everything but your not. Plus you should be the first to help after al you guy are always first to destroy other countries. @Buttons, I know eh! its like he forgot the rest of the world came to help them.
Where were you in 2005? Hello, Katrina?
http://www.nationmaster.com... Millions of dollars, thousands of workers, oil, blankets, generators, water, food, helicopters, planes, doctors, and police just to name a few things... Your guts were wrong along with how you view the rest of the world...
Hahah great link. I was on the fence about the issue because I hadn't done research and I don't like to make gross assumptions about things. Funny thing is, most people won't click on the link and will go on believing nonsense. It is nice to see that all those countries helped out during Katrina though, it almost gives me hope. Oh look... Japan helped out too, go figure.