After the reveal of the Xbox Series X back in 2020, a bunch of memes popped up, joking about how Microsoft's most powerful console ever looks like a Mini Fridge.
Taking the memes several steps further, Microsoft has actually created the Xbox Mini Fridge. In a "World Premier" trailer after the main Microsoft & Bethesda E3 presentation, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox Mini Fridge is actually real, with the tagline "Xbox and chill". Yes, there's a release date window, and fans will be able to buy an Xbox Mini Fridge this year.
Xbox Mini Fridge release date
Microsoft has revealed you can "Xbox and Chill" in December 2021.
This could just be the perfect gift in the holiday season for a fan of Xbox; just don't purchase it for a PlayStation fan.
Where to buy the Xbox Mini Fridge
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Mini Fridge will go on pre-sale on 19th October and will arrive in multiple retailers globally in December 2021.
In the US, the Xbox Mini Fridge will be available at Target and on Target.com, and if you are from Canada, you will also be able to purchase it online via Target.com.
For those who live in Europe and want to purchase the Xbox Mini Fridge, the Fridge will be available in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands, and Poland via Game Stop EU, Micromania or Toynk (via Amazon).
For fans from the UK, the Xbox Mini Fridge will be available at GAME.
And if you are not from these countries, Microsoft has this to say: "We’re 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."
Xbox Mini Fridge price and specs
The Xbox Mini Fridge will cost $99.99 in the US, £89.99 in the UK, and €99.00 in the above-listed European countries.
In terms of specs, well, don't expect 12 teraflops of performance. Instead, we can only assume the Xbox Mini Fridge has the same specs as a standard one, possibly drawing a bit more power due to all the lighting.
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