If you missed your chance to win the actual Xbox Series X refrigerator created from memes that joke about the console’s refrigerator-like look, I have good news for you: there might be another way to get a Series X-shaped cooling device to get hold of in the future.
To help Xbox beat Skittles in the latest round of Twitter’s inaugural #BestOfTweets Brand Bracket (yes, you read that right), Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg promised that if Xbox won, Microsoft would make real Xbox Series X mini fridges. That promise appears to have been enough to give Xbox a head start, as Xbox did indeed beat Skittles on Friday morning with 50.5 percent of the vote.
It looks like Microsoft will deliver on its promise as Greenberg said “we’ll keep our promise to make those Xbox Series X Mini fridges” in a tweet just three minutes after the poll results came in. Skittles gets the first, he said.
Thanks to everyone who voted, this was on the wire and exciting to follow. Which @Xbox won, we continue our promise to make those Xbox Series X Mini fridges. The first of the line will be filled with games and will go to our friends @Skittles of course! https://t.co/xeeN8yLGV8
– Aaron Greenberg ♂️ U (@aarongreenberg) April 2, 2021
And if you were wondering if this is all an elaborate April Fools joke, it apparently isn’t. Greenberg said the mini fridge’s promise was “Not an April Fools joke” and “Not clickbait” Thursday eveningLooks like he means it.
Granted, all we know in the immediate aftermath of the Xbox win is that Microsoft plans to “put the refrigerators into production” sometime this year. Greenberg hasn’t specified how many refrigerators the company will make, when you might be able to buy one, or if you can buy one for yourself at all. (Maybe it’s giveaways, like the big fridge.) We asked Microsoft if it can share specific details, and if it does, we’ll let you know.
Skittles had also bet on a win and promised it bring back the lime flavor if it won the game. The candy brand also assured fans that the pledge was “Not an April Fools joke” and “Not clickbait.” I really hope Skittles brings back the lime flavor anyway.