All proceeds were donated to the Red Cross as part of the Play for Japan auctions.
A Nintendo DS system signed by Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata, and the voice of Mario, Charles Martinet, was recently auctioned for $3550. The auction was the product of a charity program, and every dime went to support the American Red Cross relief effort for Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims.
Since the project’s formation shortly after the earthquake, Play for Japan has been collaborating with collectors and game developers to auction rare video game memorabilia to support the Japan earthquake relief fund. Play for Japan’s efforts have expanded beyond auctions to include support and advertising for charity events, including a game jam event and a Play for Japan album. Confirmed composers include Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears) and Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy series). The album is scheduled for release sometime in May.
If you have a rare collector’s item you wish to auction off to a charity for Japan disaster relief, would like to bid on something, or simply want to see the amazing items they have for auction, such as the guitar used to compose the Silent Hill soundtrack, visit Play for Japan’s homepage and view their auction list and instructions.