Xbox Series X has become a mini fridge thanks to the jokes from the community. The Xbox division will use the console model to launch its own series of mini-size refrigerators. It will arrive in Spain sometime next December at a price of 99 euros. Reservations begin ton October 19 on GameStop EU, Micromania and Toynk (via Amazon).
The meme is a reality
“What started with a viral meme became life-size reality when we created the first Xbox Series X fridge,” it begins. Aaron Greenberg, general manager of marketing at Xbox. “We surprised you with a first look at the design at the end of the Xbox presentation at E3, and now is the time to give fans what they were waiting for just in time for Christmas: we present the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge” .
The refrigerator has LED lights and capacity for up to 12 cans, plus two shelves on the door. At the front we can find a USB port to charge devices and a DC adapter. As we said, Spain is one of the countries selected for the first batch, which will be marketed in December 2021. The list extends to the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Canada and the United States. The team reveals “to be working” to bring it to “as many fans as possible”, so they will expand markets during 2022.
It is not the first time that companies take internet jokes at face value. The most famous example is that of Yakuza: Like a Dragon. On April 1, 2019, they published a video as April Fool’s April Fool in which they turned the saga into a turn-based JRPG. Such was the demand from the fans that in the end the Ryu Ga Gotoku changed its meaning in the last stage of development. Learn the whole story here.
Source: press release (Xbox)