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Microsoft says the Xbox Series X mini fridge will return in December

Don't panic, the $100 Xbox Series X mini fridge is not sold out forever.

CNET staff
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Xbox Series X Fridge

Today's Xbox Series X mini fridge sale went so fast most people did not even see the buy button light up. But the Xbox Twitter account has not been shy about telling people there will be more console-shaped coolers available in December.

When Microsoft first announced the Xbox Series X, the reaction to its unique design was mixed. Some were excited for a new console that didn't look like a DVR, while others mocked the tall boxy design. Specifically, it was likened to a black refrigerator. And while other companies would have let the internet have its fun and move on, Microsoft saw an opportunity and seized upon it

While the $500 full-size fridge Microsoft made was a one-off, there's now a version for everyone. The Xbox Series X mini fridge is an actual product Microsoft intends to sell, and while the initial preorder has ended there should be more available in December when it ships.

When is the Xbox Series X mini fridge available?

Unlike the full-size Xbox Series X fridge that is now impossible to get, the mini fridge was available to preorder on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from Target in the US and Canada, for $100. Microsoft hasn't given an exact launch date for these clever fridges, but they are expected to be shipping at some point in December with more available to buy at that time. 

If you are not in the US or Canada, here's where you can get the Xbox Series X mini fridge.

  • UK: GAME (£90)
  • France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands and Poland: Toynk (via Amazon), GameStop EU, Micromania (99 euros)

What can this Xbox Series X mini fridge do?

It's a mini fridge that looks like the Xbox Series X. It has glowing green lights on top with the curved textures you see on the actual console and all of the same button and port designs. When you open the fridge, you get a classic Xbox green interior with enough space to hold 10 standard soda cans or 12 thinner energy drink-style cans -- with two small shelves on the door to hold a candy bar or two. 

There are a pair of small green plastic shelves that are removable, and of course the Xbox logo on the front glows white to match the console.