(Man, wished I lived in Japan)
What up, Gamers and Gamettes? DevilDriver1313 here bringing you the latest gaming news amid this worldwide issue. As you saw from my forethought, it would be great to a kid in Japan right now. The Japanese Retro Games Association (JARGA) is giving 100 Super Famicoms to families to encourage kids to stay home during the COVID-19 crisis. The systems are completely refurbished, cleaned and sterilized and checked for functionality. JARGA will provide the consoles, adapters, one controller and two games per child. The only stipulation is that the family pay for the shipping, not already own a Super Famicom system and that the child be under 16.
JARGA is a non-profit that was founded in 2011 with the purpose of teaching Japanese kids the history of video games. The group repairs the equipment, studies preservation technology and creates maintenance parts for the systems. They also appraise games and hope to one day open a video game museum. JARGA deputy director Kiyofumi Fukui held the Guinness World Record for having the largest video game collection until 2019.