After months of waiting, Microsoft has finally unveiled new information on its highly anticipated Xbox Series X mini fridge, which will launch in December 2021.
As noted in the latest Xbox Wire blog post, Microsoft will be releasing the first wave of Series X-shaped mini fridge will retail for $99.99/£89.99. The blog post also notes that preorders will begin on October 19 with multiple retailers selling the product globally in December. For US users, the Xbox Series X mini fridge will be sold exclusively at Target to ensure as many fans as possible can purchase the mini fridge. Microsoft also promised to expand regional availability in 2022.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for.
Pre order begins for the Xbox Series X ‘Mini Fridge’ on October 19: https://t.co/XcjfXqYnpy #XboxandChill ❄️ pic.twitter.com/gOl2Qf0ZSi
— Xbox (@Xbox) October 15, 2021
In the UK, preorders are also going up on October 19, and will be available from GAME, costing £89.99 and also shipping in December 2021.
The Xbox Series X mini fridge has been an ongoing meme that Microsoft has played along with since the Xbox Series X console was first announced in 2019, where people compared the box-shaped design to that of a refrigerator. Last November, the company gave away a full-sized Xbox Series X-shaped fridge.
Last April, Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg announced that it would indeed be making a Series X mini fridge after the company won a #BestOfTweets Branch Bracket Championship. While news on the mini fridge itself has been slim, at the end of Microsoft’s E3 2021 showcase, the company confirmed that the Series X mini fridge would release sometime during the 2021 holiday season.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.