Sega and Capcom, both developers and publishing companies whose headquarters are based in Japan, have pledged to give 100 per cent of their proceeds from an iOS game sale to Japan Relief.
From March 15 to March 20, Sega has discounted the price of every Sonic the Hedgehog game, including Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1. Capcom has also reduced the price of one of its flagship games – Street Fighter IV – until March 22, 2011.
All of the money made in the time frame will go to Red Cross Disaster Relief to help with the immense tragedy that has befallen our Japanese cousins.
Hopefully other developers will follow suit, as not only does it help Japan, you get a discounted game for your troubles. That’s practical charity, right there.
From the looks of things, Street Fighter IV is 59p on both the US and UK App Store. At this time, it looks like the Sega sale is either US-only or its prices haven’t yet been changed in the UK.