Costs 90, will be released in December.
It was only moments before the Xbox Series X entered the pantheon of memes after its unveiling in December 2019, when its less-than-delicate weight was widely and enthusiastically compared to a refrigerator. Two years later, the meme is still around, and Microsoft has announced that you will be able to pre-order your own official Xbox Series X mini-fridge starting next Tuesday.
Microsoft first embraced the Xbox fridge meme last October (with considerable enthusiasm) when it shipped real Xbox Series X refrigerators – 6 feet, 400 pounds, 1: 1 scale replicas of the console – to influencers and Rapper Snoop Dogg. The gag was resurrected in March of this year when Microsoft produced some mini-fridge variants of the full-size design that could be used as prizes in a promotion for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new energy drink.
It turned out that there was a lot of interest, and Microsoft announced it would start selling its cute X Series refrigerators after narrowly winning an official Twitter marketing poll earlier this year where brands compete against each other. A suitably ridiculous trailer that aired during the Xbox Bethesda Showcase in June confirmed Units would go on sale this holiday season.
And now, as 2021 draws to a close, Microsoft has announced that its mini-fridges will hit “multiple retailers” (including GAME in the UK) in December, with pre-orders starting October 19th.
The matte black unit, developed in partnership with Ukonic, comes with a DC power supply and can hold up to 10 beverage cans (or whatever the equivalent in cheese, I suppose) on its two shelves. In addition, there is a USB port on the front of the refrigerator for charging any devices you may have nearby.
Microsoft’s Xbox Mini Fridge will cost £ 89.99 / € 99 / $ 99.99 USD and is initially released in the UK, US, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland. as described on Xbox Wire. According to Microsoft, they are working to make the Xbox mini fridge available to as many fans as possible and will continue to expand regional availability in 2022.