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Help save Japan; buy Japanese games

Japan has suffered a great deal, and will suffer a great deal more into the future. Beyond the initial horror of the tsunami and earthquake, and beyond the immediate concern of the nuclear power plant, Japan will struggle for some time to come.

Unfortunately, Japan’s economy is not ready for this level of disaster. Of the major economies in the world, Japan’s has been slowest to come out of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC); the nation struggles with a massive GDP that is only eclipsed by the likes of Zimbabwe, and its manufacturing industry – vital to its economic health – has largely failed compete with the likes of China and South-East Asia.

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Dart892236d ago

Yes tomorrow I'm gna buy a few psn games that r 4rmm japan.

mantisimo2236d ago

I already buy Japanese games and if you do buy them now,just for the thought of helping, it is not helping the victims of the Japanese tragedy directly or quickly.

So really just donate like I did I couldn't give much but it goes straight to the people that need it.

fucadastates2236d ago

do both. donate, and buy a game that will give you great gaming

kesvalk2236d ago

dissidia 012 \o
you help, and get a good game at the same time...

StbI9902236d ago

Lol, don´t worry, most scker are going to pirate it anyway...because they can

Christopher2236d ago (Edited 2236d ago )

If you really want to help, donate directly.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ybl...

Don't buy Japanese games thinking that it will help all those who are truly in need of aid. Remember that the people who made those games have already been paid for work done. Buying existing games will likely only go to the pockets of the higher ups who already have enough money and possibly to future development.

Also, note that for game developers their level of effect at this time is in the availability of power in their offices and homes due to the continuing earthquakes.

I'm not anti-buying games you're interested in or anti-relief efforts, but the best way to truly aid those in great need is to look into the options made in the links above.

It would be awesome for Sony and Nintendo to put together a sale program where the proceeds would go to the relief efforts, though. I'd 100% support that type of event alongside the money I've already donated.

kesvalk2236d ago

it's not about helping the ppl struck by the tragedy, it's boosting their economy, that have been utterly destroyed by this disaster...

you should do both, for the time being, donating will be more effective, but after they get out of this initial phase of crysis, they will need the income of money to rebuild their economy, and then you buy their games.

Christopher2236d ago

The economy will repair itself once the people are taken care of. Worry about the important stuff first. It's not like people are suddenly going to stop buying their products outside of Japan as it is.

MattS2236d ago

Economies don't really 'repair themselves,' cgoodno. It takes a lot of work to get an economy working properly again, and Japan's economy was already poor before the disaster.

For Japan to properly recover, it's going to need cash flowing through the economy.

As others have said - donating in the short term is important, but looking longer term is important as well.

Christopher2236d ago

***Economies don't really 'repair themselves,' cgoodno.***

Actually, they do when the effect on the economy is external.

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DigitalAnalog2236d ago

Bayoneta, VANQUISH <--- (WHY AREN'T YOU BUYING THIS??)

Kirby's Epic Yarn, Mario Galaxy 2, Valkyria Choronicles. Gosh all these games that were overlooked. GO SUPPORT THEM NOW!

-End statement

fossilfern2236d ago

Even before the earthquake everyone should have bought Bayonetta and Vanquish!

DelbertGrady2236d ago

I bought Nier a while ago. Great game. Highly recommend it.

Kran2236d ago

Well, I did buy Pokemon on sunday. Does that count? I hope so. :(

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