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Donate to tsunami appeal over PSN

Sony launches fundraising drive.

You can now make a donation to the tsunami relief effort in Japan direct from your PlayStation Network account, Sony has announced.

According to the PlayStation Blog, next time you boot up your PlayStation 3 you should see a 'Japan Tsunami Appeal' banner on the homepage of the PlayStation Store.

Click on that and you'll be able to make a donation from your PlayStation Store wallet in €2, €5, €10 or €20 chunks. Not only will you be helping out with a very worthy cause, but you'll also net yourself a free Sunrise Blossom Theme.

"Every penny and cent" of your donation will go straight to the British Red Cross, promised Sony Europe president Andrew House, aiding "emergency relief and recovery efforts, including deploying personnel, sending relief supplies and providing financial resources."

"Many gamers in particular feel a special bond with Japan," continued his post, "even if they've never traveled there personally. Its ingenuity and innovation have shaped our industry, and its culture and style have spread to communities across the world.

"Please join us now in helping the Japanese people during this great time of need. Together we can have a significant impact on the relief process."