Video Game Companies are giving aid to Japan to help recover from the Earthquake and Tsunami.
With last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a lot of the world has come to the aid in helping it recover. In addition to major charities and governments giving a helping hand to the country of Japan, a number of video game companies are doing their part as well to help in the relief effort.
One of the companies is Japan's own Square Enix. The Square Enix Group is giving 100 million yen (that's around $1.22 million US) to the relief effort. In addition, they will collect donations from its employees all over the world and also solicit donations through various Square Enix online services as well as amusement facilities that TAITO operates in Japan.
Korean developer NCsoft is also contributing, bypledging an amount equaling one month of its Japanese revenue, totally nearly $6.3 Million US, to aid in relief. The donation stands out amongst the relief aids that are coming from South Korea as the $6.3 Million pledge is nearly five times larger than the country's largest automaker, Hyundai Motor Group, has given so far.
Capcom also joins in the relief, as they will also beis donating 100 million yen to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Additionally, they have recently set up a donation program that is linked to their iPhone sales of Street Fighter 4. The proceeds from the worldwide sales ofSF4 onMarch 15th and the weeks onwardwill go towards the relief effort. The game only costs $0.99 or 115 yen.
As the recovery continues on, various companies, charities, and governments are giving a helping hand to the country in its time of need. If you want give some relief to Japan, please check out with your local Red Cross and/or other various charity organizations in seeing what you can do to help in Japan's recovery.