When the Xbox Series X was first announced, many fans noted how the console’s rectangular and vertical nature made it look similar to a conventional kitchen fridge. In the wake of these comparisons, Microsoft has now announced that you can soon buy an official (and working) Xbox Series X mini fridge for a relatively affordable price.
Making the announcement on their blog, Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg said “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.”
The mini fridge is actually quite an impressive piece of hardware, with LEDs embedded in it to make it glow the classic Xbox green colour. While maintaining the design elements of the console itself, the mini fridge is able to hold up to 12 cans across two shelves – making it significantly larger than an actual Xbox Series X.
One ‘cool’ feature added is a USB port on the front of the fridge, allowing you to charge your phone, controller, or other device. Releasing in December, the Xbox mini fridge will be available for preorder on Tuesday the 19th of October. UK buyers will be able to snag one up from GAME for the – relatively – affordable price of £89.99.
The Xbox Series X’s polarising design certainly proved to be controversial when it was first announced, and while Microsoft could have ignored the criticisms and the memes, it is nice to see them embrace the fun.
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