Congress officially reached an agreement on Sunday for a coronavirus relief package. Among the most talked-about points to be included in the plan is the $600 stimulus checks issued to all eligible applicants. Each family will also get another $600 per child if they meet the requirements.
Among the most talked-about investments people are planning on spending their stimulus checks on are video game systems. While this isn't exactly what the government had in mind for Americans after receiving their payments, it doesn't seem to be stopping them from turning those checks into some at-home entertainment. With the new Playstation 5 becoming the hot item this Christmas, along with the Xbox Series X and the Nintendo Switch, video gaming has never been so prevalent than it is today.
The plan of spending stimulus checks on gaming consoles also speaks to the biggest gripe many Americans have with the payments. After the first batch of stimulus checks clocked in at $1,200, the newest round of payments has many feeling overlooked by the government, believing that the $600 will not be enough to supplement rent, mortgages and basic everyday needs like groceries.
$600 stimulus check will not cover my rent
As such the funds will be used to buy two Nintendo Switches— Tingly (@TinglyJungle) December 21, 2020
PS5: $399-499— kelemi fire (@steeloFree) December 18, 2020
Stimulus check: $600
$600 #StimulusChecks ... well at least Covid will have bought my new Xbox this year 😂— 🎄Brendan Keeler 🏁#BK19🏁 (@BrendanKeeler19) December 21, 2020
All those $600 stimmy checks going straight to PS5s and Xbox’s.— Jamisson (@JamissonTB) December 21, 2020
Well, since $600 won’t even cover a month’s rent, I might as well finally buy a Nintendo Switch, right?— Just wear the effing mask, folks... (@LeonTheGent) December 21, 2020