Xbox's latest console is the Xbox Series Mini Fridge

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

What you need to know

  • Xbox participated in a Twitter brand battle.
  • Xbox won.
  • Xbox is now obligated to produce a mini fridge modeled after its fridge-like game console.

Somehow, Microsoft officially producing Xbox Series X fridges is real news. Less than 24 hours after April Fools' Day, the greatest April Fools' gag appears, and it's not even a joke. What a world we live in.

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After a dramatic faceoff with Skittles to win the title of king brand in Twitter's #BestOfTweets brand bracket finals, Xbox has emerged victorious and now must live up to its promise. The brand said that if it won, it would produce Xbox Series X mini fridges, riffing off the long-running meme that the Xbox Series X looks like a mini fridge. And now, the fabled fridge is set to become a reality.

What this means is that we won't see Skittles have to live up to its "if we win" promise of bringing back lime Skittles. It's a shame. The odds of the Xbox Series Mini Fridge tasting anywhere near as good as lime Skittles are slim to none.

We should've seen this coming, in retrospect. Remember when Halo 4 started with Master Chief basically waking up inside a fridge? Microsoft's been paving the way for this stunt for some time.

You can imagine the Xbox ads we'll see in the coming months: "Boot up the best Xbox Game Pass games, grab some G Fuel out of the Xbox mini fridge, and enjoy your Xbox Series X."

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.

15 Comments
  • Not going to lie.... Would like an Xbox mini fridge for the office.
    (And Lime Skittles were trash)
  • I'll buy one and skittles are trash.
  • Dude I miss game fuel! Is that still a thing? Where is it sold?
  • It's still a thing and it's bigger than ever! The company has Sonic, Crash Bandicoot, and Mortal Kombat flavors now. Sold at Gfuel.com (not an endorsement, just mentioning since you asked)
  • G Fuel and Game Fuel are two different things. Mt. Dew (so, Pepsi) makes "Game Fuel", and "G Fuel" is a separate entity. Both are still available, though Mt Dew versions have tapered off a good bit. I miss all the variants, but probably not the healthiest things, lol. "G Fuel" is supposed to be healthier, though anything in excess isn't great for you. I did see "G Fuel" in cans at Sheetz (PA/East Coast convenience store), and as mentioned by Robert, it's available online in powder form.
  • Hopefully it's not as disappointing as the Han Solo in Carbonite mini fridge when SW Battlefront first came out. Literally only big enough for a 6 pack. Idk what anyone else taking about, Skittles are fπ€kin life
  • Hope it's not a tiny fridge.... would like to replace the Rockstar fridge I have in a network rack in the office :)
  • That looks like a full-size refrigerator in that picture. The Series X is about a foot tall. Is that the actual fridge, or is that just a concept picture?
  • I think that's the one they made for Snoop Dogg. I think.
    I would definitely buy one for my game room, looks cool.
  • Microsoft built a full-scale Xbox Series Fridge at one point as a gag. That's what's in the pic (any pics you see of an Xbox fridge in this warehouse setting are from the same MS gag video). As far as I know, no pictures—concept or otherwise—of the upcoming mini fridge have been released yet.
  • Ah, thanks. That makes more sense.
  • lots of videos on Youtube for the mini fridge to influencers like iJustine.
  • *sigh* I don't need an Xbox mini fridge and I know exactly where it will go in my office.
  • Do I have a better chance at buying the Xbox fridge over the actual console?
  • You win best comment of the thread.