Sony’s released an update on the status of the Great East Japan Earthquake relief effort through PlayStation Network which started in the North America and Europe on March 19, 2011 and in Japan and Asia on March 24, 2011.
Since then the PlayStation Store has offered special custom themes for the PlayStation 3 to those who donated money through the PlayStation Network to support emergency relief and recovery efforts for the Great East Japan Earthquake.
PlayStation users’ worldwide donations as of July 13, 2011 now total 129.7 million yen (approximately US $1.587 million). North America, Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries and regions closed the effort on April 21, 2011 and the total amount in each region reached $425,644, €609,155 and 2,137,537 yen respectively.
The total amount in Japan as of July 13 reached to 23,300,700 yen. The full amount will be donated to an organization in each region supporting the relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the earthquake; American Red Cross – Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund for North America, British Red Cross for Europe, and Central Community Chest of Japan known as the Red Feather Community Chest Movement for Japan and Asia.
Sony says it’s committed to continuing its support for the cause.