Microsoft is turning a viral meme into reality today as it announces the launch of an Xbox Series X mini-fridge later this year. The company jests in a blog post that it gives “Xbox and Chill” a whole new meaning.
What started as a viral meme became a life-size reality when we created the world’s first-ever, fastest, and most powerful Xbox Series X Fridge, a 6-foot, 400 pound, 1:1 scale replica of our beloved console. But we didn’t stop there. After an all-out Twitter war and battle of the brands, Xbox came out on top with your votes, so we vowed to make your mini fridge memes a reality. We surprised fans with a first-look at the design at the end of our Xbox E3 Showcase, and now the time has come to give our fans what they’ve been waiting for just in time for the holidays. Introducing Xbox Series X Replica “Mini Fridge.”
The mini-fridge features LED lights and a design made to resemble Microsoft’s flagship console. It holds up to 12 drink cans and has two shelves in the door. There’s a USB port to charge devices and comes with a DC power adapter to enable the mini-fridge to work on the go.
The Xbox “Mini Fridge” will go on pre-sale on October 19 and will arrive in multiple retailers globally in December 2021. It will be available over at Target and on Target.com for $99.99, while European fans can find it at GAME in the UK (£89.99); those in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands, and Poland can grab their own at Game Stop EU (€99.00), Micromania (€99.00) or Toynk (via Amazon).
Today’s blog post explains that Microsoft is “working to bring the Xbox Mini Fridge to as many fans as possible and will continue to expand regional availability in 2022, pending regulatory approvals and restrictions by market.”