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Sunday, August 01, 2021

Xbox Series X: Microsoft is transforming the next-gen console

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After winning a competition, Microsoft is facing a new challenge. The Xbox Series X is being transformed from a next-gen console to an entirely new device. Production is scheduled to start at the end of the year. The “new” Xbox Series X is only for real fans.

Xbox Series X

Close victory for Xbox: Microsoft wins strange competition – with strange consequences

On April 1st, the brand communication team from Twitter started a small survey on the social media platform: Users should decide which brand they prefer: Xbox or Skittles. One day and around 340,000 votes later the result was revealed. With a a wafer-thin majority of 50.5 percent Xbox won the race and won the competition:

Shortly before the decision, both companies made a promise that they would keep if they emerged victorious from the competition. Skittles would do the Bring the flavor of lime back to the portfolio. Team Xbox, on the other hand, promised that one would with the Production of mini-fridges in the “Xbox Series X” design would start – no April joke, no clickbait. This should awaken a memory for fans. After all, Microsoft already sent some Xbox design refrigerators to selected influencers at the end of October 2020.

And what else happened in the world of technology and games this week? In the GIGA headlines we summarize the most important news of the week for you:

Xbox Series X: Microsoft turns next-gen console into a refrigerator

On Twitter, Xbox Marketing Director Aaron Greenberg officially announced that one will keep his promise and the refrigerators will go into production. According to his statement, the first model will be delivered to the “competitor” Skittles and will be filled with all kinds of games.

However, there were no further details about the mini fridge in the Xbox design. Greenberg did not provide any specific size information, information on availability in Europe or the expected price. So it remains to be seen whether the refrigerator for Xbox fans will also find its way into European electronics markets. However, the action is always funny.

Would you put a mini fridge in the Xbox or PlayStation design in your home? Or do you think that’s completely exaggerated? Discuss with us in the comments on Facebook.