Microsoft's Xbox Series X mini fridge is real — set to launch in 2021

Xbox Mini Fridge
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During the Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 showcase, Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X fridge isn't just a meme anymore, and it is set to launch during the holiday season in 2021.

Officially named the Xbox Mini Fridge, Microsoft's announcement trailer of "the world’s most powerful mini fridge" pokes fun at the original Xbox Series X world premiere,  even stating that it uses “Xbox Velocity Cooling Architecture” to keep those cans chilled. 

While it probably won't be able to run everything else announced during the E3 showcase, including Starfield, Halo Infinite, and Xbox exclusive Redfall, the mini fridge does look like it can fit up to ten standard cans. It even comes with the Xbox Series X logo, green interiors, and holes up top.

The Xbox Mini Fridge has been in development ever since Microsoft promised to bring the meme into reality after a face-off with Wrigley Company's Skittles during a Twitter poll

General manager of Xbox Games Marketing, Aaron Greenberg made the promise after pushing Xbox to win the "Best Brand on Twitter." We may not have lime Skittles, but we do get an all-new Xbox in 2021 (in a way).

Interestingly, Microsoft already made an Xbox Series X fridge, with Snoop Dogg being the proud owner of it. While the full-sized fridge is priced around $499, we're expecting the mini fridge to be far more affordable. Microsoft has yet to announce specific dates and prices for the Xbox Mini Fridge.

E3 2021 already revealed plenty of new games, especially during the Square Enix E3 2021 showcase. Stay tuned for more. 

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.