Sony recently announced that PlayStation Network users have donated over 129.7 million yen (roughly $1.6 million) to fund the earthquake relief efforts in Japan.
Since Sony began taking donations in mid-March
, North American PSN users have contributed $425,000, European and PAL territories have donated $877,000, and Asian territories outside of Japan have generated $27,000, with Japan itself providing $296,000.
Sony says the money will go to relief organizations in each territory to aid the ongoing relief efforts in Japan -- these organizations include the American Red Cross, the British Red Cross, and the Red Feather Community Chest Movement.
As a bonus, all users who donated to the relief effort also received a custom theme for their PlayStation 3.
Earlier this year, Sony itself donated over $3.6 million to the cause
, and Sony Online Entertainment contributed to the relief effort by selling special virtual goods in games such as EverQuest II, Free Realms
, and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
Other companies who helped raise funds for Japan include Electronic Arts
, Sega, Nintendo, Namco Bandai, and Tecmo Koei
, among others.