In wake of the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal last Saturday, SEGA has announced several of its games will begin donating money earned from in-app purchases to the Japanese Red Cross.
In Phantasy Star Online 2 all profits made from the Cosmo Atomizer item will be donated until May 30th. Profits from Chain Chronicle’s Spirit Stone item will be donated, as will all profits from the Saintly King Stone item in Hortensia Saga. Finally, all profits of the Magic Guiding Stone item from Puyo Puyo Quest will also be donated. The donation drives in these latter three games will only run until May 3rd, however.
In addition to any funds raised by these games, SEGA will be donating an additional 2 million yen (about $17,000) to the Red Cross. Overall, it’s great to see SEGA engaging with the relief effort, as the world comes together to support Nepal through such a tragic event that has claimed thousands of innocent lives.
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2 responses to “SEGA announce donation drives for Nepal earthquake victims”
Yet they can’t even localize this game in the west? If they have the money for donations, why not a release, donation appeals cost more, and there’s a more solid fanbase for the PSO series in the west compared with other releases Sega does in the west.
The most useless item in PSO2 that provably no one ever buys, of course this is a donation so there is no reason to complain about that, but Sega is not risking much on that one, if they said “half of the sales on our lewd costumes and accessories lottery” then it would really look as something significant.