The Xbox Series X mini fridge sold out in minutes, and now scalpers are already selling them online for hundreds of dollars.
Microsoft released the first wave of preorders this morning, which sold out in under 15 minutes according to potential buyers on Twitter. The fridge modeled after the Xbox Series X console officially retails for $99.99/£89.99, but it’s already going for more than double that on eBay.
A recent check on eBay showed multiple listings for the mini fridge priced at well over $200. Multiple listings have already sold at their listed price or accepted the ‘best offer’, meaning people are paying for fridges at double the cost of the MSRP price.
In the US, the fridge is on sale exclusively at Target, while it’s available from GAME in the UK. Microsoft says it’s planning to expand regional availability in 2022. It’s also important to note that Xbox called today the “first wave” of preorders, meaning there may be more chances to secure the fridge in the US and UK later on.
The Xbox Series X mini fridge has been a meme since the console’s reveal in 2019 when the internet immediately noticed the Series X’s resemblance to a fridge. Last year, Microsoft made a full-sized Xbox Series X fridge. Earlier this year, Xbox announced that it would make the Series X mini fridge a reality for fans to bring into their homes.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.