15 MAR

Capcom and Sega Donating App Sales Proceeds to Japan Earthquake Relief

by Marianne Schultz

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week, iPhone developers are also pitching in to raise funds for relief efforts. Game developers Capcom and Sega, both with headquarters in Japan, have announced app sales with proceeds going directly to organizations providing relief to those affected by last week’s natural disasters.

Capcom has reduced the price of its flagship Street Fighter IV iOS game from $4.99 to $.99 with all sale proceeds from today through March 22 going to charity.

Sega has reduced the prices of several of its Sonic titles with all proceeds from these apps through March 20 going to the Red Cross. Sonic Spinball is now $.99, Sonic the Hedgehog is now $1.99, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now $2.99. The most recent iOS entry in the Sonic lineup, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1, is down to $3.99 from $6.99.

If you’ve had your eye on any of these games, now would be a great time to snap them up and support those in need in Japan at the same time.

[applink url=”http://appshopper.com/games/street-fighter-iv, http://appshopper.com/games/sonic-the-hedgehog-4-episode-i, http://appshopper.com/games/sonic-the-hedgehog, http://appshopper.com/games/sonic-the-hedgehog-2, http://appshopper.com/games/sonic-spinball”]


  1. Mike

    It’s great to help but better to give to an organization where the money actually goes to the victims. Red Cross gives very little they still have a tremendous surplus from 9/11, Haiti and New Orleans. They take great wages and benefits and have a huge “war chest”. Better to give to groups that actually spend the funds, like Doctors Without Borders – but wait, they have a surplus now too, and have actually asked for no more donations at this time. Wow, honesty, that’s refreshing. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/overview.cfm

  2. Ben

    Rovio should do it too but their to greedy. It shoul be called greedy birds

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