If you missed your chance to win the actual Xbox Series X refrigerator that was born of memes that made fun of the console’s refrigerator-like appearance, I have some good news for you: there may be another way to obtain a series X-shaped cooling device in the future.
Last night, to help Xbox defeat Skittles in the final round of Twitter’s inaugural #BestOfTweets Brand Bracket (yes, you read that right), Xbox Marketing Director Aaron Greenberg promised that if Xbox won, Microsoft would make the actual Xbox Series X mini fridge. That promise seems to have been enough to give the Xbox the edge because the Xbox actually defeated Skittles on Friday morning by 50.5 percent of the vote.
It seems that Microsoft will do well in its promise, when Greenberg said that “we will continue our promise to make these Xbox Series X Mini refrigerators”
Thanks to everyone who voted, this was completely down and exciting to follow. Now that @Xbox has won, we will move on to our promise to make the Xbox Series X Mini refrigerators. The first of the line will be filled with games and led to our friends @Skittles of course! https://t.co/xeeN8yLGV8
– Aaron Greenberg ♂️ You (@aarongreenberg) April 2, 2021
And if you were wondering if all this is some elaborate April Fool’s joke, that’s probably not the case. Greenberg said the mini-fridge pledge was “Not a joke from April” and “Not clickbait” Thursday night. It seems like he’s serious.
Granted, all we know immediately after the Xbox victory is that Microsoft intends to put the refrigerators “in production” once a year. Greenberg has not specified how many refrigerators the company will make, when you might be able to buy one, or whether you would even be able to buy one for yourself at all. (Perhaps they will be provided, such as the full-size refrigerator.) We have asked Microsoft if it can share any specific details, and if it does, we will let you know.
Skittles had also put in a win, promising to bring back the lime flavor if it won the competition. The candy label also assured fans that the promise was “Not an April Fools joke” and “Not clickbait.” I really hope Skittles brings back the lime flavor anyway.