Sony Releases Festive PS4 Themes for Charity on JP PSN Just in Time for Christmas: Screenshots Inside

on December 24, 2014 1:24 AM

Every year since 1968, Sony holds a charity drive named “Fountain of Love” outside its main offices in Ginza, Tokyo. This year sees the 47th edition of the initiative, and Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia is supporting it by selling two lovely and festive PS4 themes on the PSN.

The two themes, which you can see in the gallery at the bottom of the post, feature Tokyo’s iconic skyline under a snowy sky, and all the income from their sale will be donated to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and used to promote education between refugee children.

Unfortunately the themes are available only on the Japanese PlayStation Store at the moment, and you’ll need a Japanese account to purchase them (you can find an easy guide on how to create one here). A little more challenging is to charge yen into your account, but there are several ways to purchase PSN cards online, for instance on ebay.

You can find the night theme here and the day one here (you’ll them see only if you’re not logged in with a non-Japanese account). You can opt to pay 100, 500 or 2,000 yen per theme. If you’re feeling generous and want to donate more, you can buy each one multiple times.

And that’s not all. If you happen to be subscribed to the Japanese PlayStation Plus, Sony also released a “PlayStation Plus Special Theme,” that you can find here. The theme is free, and available to Japanese PlayStation Plus subversives only. It features PlayStation mascots Toro and Kuro in a forest of Christmas tree surrounded by gift boxes.

Finally, if you prefer something completely free, you can also enjoy the Final Fantasy XIV theme that was also released today. You can find it here. It still require a Japanese account, but you won’t need PlayStation Plus or go through charging money into it.

While they require a Japanese account to purchase and download, all themes mentioned work with accounts of any region afterwards.

 /  Executive News Editor
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