Ever since news broke of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal, many companies all over the world have come forward and offered their support, and Sony is one of the latest companies to help out by trying to raise earthquake relief funds via the Sony PSN platform. There is now a new area in the PlayStation Store where gamers can donate money towards relief efforts.
Gamers can choose how much they want to donate which ranges from amounts as low as $2, and will go up to $100. Every cent of the donations will be going towards charity, and in Sony’s case they have chosen the American Red Cross and Save the Children who will then use the money towards their relief efforts in the country.
While we suppose the act of charity and helping out their fellow man is a reward unto itself, Sony has decided to sweeten the deal by giving away an exclusive PlayStation theme to gamers who have donated to their cause (see screenshot above). This will be applied to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, so depending on your console you will get a different theme.
Alternatively if you prefer to donate through the website, you can do so by heading on over to Sony’s website (PS4 gamers click here, PS3 gamers click here). In the meantime tech companies such as Skype and Viber have offered free calls to and from the country while rescue efforts are underway.