According to a report in the local US press, the New York City Department of Corrections bought in March a shipment of up to 5,550 imitation consoles of the classic Nintendo Game Boy for its inmates.
This is an action that, echoed by Kotaku, seeks to offer prisoners one more leisure alternative in times when visits by family and friends have been drastically reduced as a result of preventive measures against COVID-19. In fact, the portal remembers, from some correctional institutions they have released prisoners with lesser penalties to minimize possible infections.
The information has its origin in the New York Daily News, one of the oldest newspapers in the great American city, and explains that the total amount amounts to a total of $ 82,500, $ 15 each of these devices.
It should be clarified that these consoles have no relationship with Nintendo beyond their resemblance and contain an NES game among their collection.