The Xbox Series X mini fridge preorders open soon, arriving later in December

Xbox Series X Fridge
Xbox Series X Fridge (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series X mini fridge started as a joke, with memes spreading following the reveal of the Xbox Series X.
  • Months later, following a huge marketing push, Microsoft committed to actually manufacturing some of these mini fridges.
  • The Xbox mini fridge cost $99 with preorders opening on Oct. 19, 2021.
  • The fridges are slated to start arriving at some point in Dec. 2021.

Update,Oct. 15 (7:50 pm ET): Microsoft will not be using Target to fulfill Canadian orders as originally stated and instead, buyers will go directly through the Xbox Gear Store.

Microsoft announced on Friday that preorders for the Xbox Series X mini fridge open on Oct. 19, 2021. The mini fridge is $99 and capable of holding up to 12 cans. The front of the mini fridge also includes a USB charging port, so you can charge your phone or some gaming accessories while your drinks cool off.

Created in partnership with Ukonic, the fridges are currently set to start arriving in Dec. 2021. The first wave of mini fridges will be exclusive to Target in the U.S and Canada.

Microsoft previously confirmed that this mini fridge would be available outside of the U.S, confirming today that it'll also be available for purchase in the U.K, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands, and Poland. Microsoft is also exploring expanding the fridge to more regions sometime in 2022.

Update, Oct. 15 (7:50 pm ET) — Change for Canada

Microsoft updated its announcement to note that instead of going with Target as an option for buyers in Canada, the team will instead be offering the mini fridges directly through the Xbox Gear Store.

"Unfortunately, we got an update today from our partners at Target that they are not able to offer shipping to Canada through their website," an Xbox spokesperson explained. "Good news however, our team is working hard to support shipping the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge to our fans in Canada only directly from our Xbox Gear store. We plan to have this first wave of units to customer in Canada this December and will have more details to share very soon on pre-orders through our Xbox Gear store."

Samuel Tolbert
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