After months of waiting, Microsoft has finally released new information on its highly anticipated Xbox Series X mini fridge, which will be launched in December 2021.
As mentioned in the latest Xbox Wire blog post, Microsoft is set to launch the first wave of X-Series mini-fridges for $ 99.99 / £ 89.99. The blog post also notes that pre-orders will begin on October 19th, with several retailers selling the product worldwide in December. For US users, the Xbox Series X mini fridge is sold exclusively at Target to ensure that as many fans as possible can buy the mini fridge. Microsoft has also promised to expand regional availability in 2022.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for.
– Xbox (@Xbox) October 15, 2021
In the UK, pre-orders will also increase and will on October 19th available from GAME, costs £ 89.99 and will also ship in December 2021.
The Xbox Series X Mini-Fridge is an ongoing meme that Microsoft has been playing with since the Xbox Series X console first announced in 2019, where people compared the box-shaped design to that of a refrigerator. Last November, the company gave away a full-size X-shaped Xbox series refrigerator.
Last April, Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg announced that it would actually make a Series X mini fridge after winning a #BestOfTweets branch bracket championship. While the news about the mini-refrigerator itself was thin, at the end of Microsoft’s E3 2021 presentation, the company confirmed that the X-series mini-refrigerator would hit the market sometime during the 2021 holiday season.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.