Let's start off by saying, so far, there is no structural damage to gaming offices and facilities. PR officers of big gaming companies in Japan started twitting one after another or sending PR statements, and for the most part, their messages all say that employees are safe, and facilities are undamaged.
Here's what some of them had said exactly:
Capcom - "Capcom is okay in Tokyo and Osaka."
Microsoft - "All Xbox employees in Japan are ok"
Konami - "Everyone @Konami Japan seems to be alright. Received confirmation earlier via twitter from @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN #japan."
Sony - "sounds like everyone is ok in Tokyo. ... Facebook is connecting everyone."
Nintendo- "We appreciate the concern shown in the aftermath of the recent disaster in Japan. We can confirm that at this time it appears that no one from Nintendo in Japan was injured and there was no apparent structural damage to our company headquarters in Kyoto and other offices and facilities in Japan. Business operations, including future product shipments, have not been affected. Our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone who has friends and family members who may have been affected by the earthquake or tsunami."
But, after listening to the news, watching clip after clip of devastating minutes go by in Japan rescue efforts, news of rolling black-outs, food shortage, gas shortage, etc., the question on all gamers remain... "IS THE GAMING INDUSTRY AFFECTED BY ALL OF THESE?" The no-brainer answer is "YES! OF COURSE!" Although there are no lives lost (as of now) that have been confirmed who directly works in the Japanese Gaming Industry, the power outages, supply problems, gas, and everything, have also obviously affected 1 aspect of the industry, which is launching of new games. Further, unquantifiable effects are slow-down in terms of new game developments, servers for online games like FFXI and FFIV are down to help conserve energy, and people (employees) cannot go to work because public transportation is unavailable. One launch delay is Ubisoft's downloadable contest for "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood" - "The Da Vinci Disappearance." listed in MSNBC (some delays are also caused by censorship - some games are too apocalyptic for release).
One good thing about one of the biggest Industries in Japan, is that it's supported by billions around the world and there are just too many creative ways to send gamer donations from anywhere in world!
Read this article for an idea how you can be part of this industry's effort to give financial aid to a country that is still trying to wrap their heads around the devastation that has caught them, and the world, by surprise.