Microsoft started the pre-orders for Xbox Series X mini refrigerator for $100 in mid-October. The official launch of this product will take place next month. However, according to VGC reports, the refrigerator has been on sale in advance. Some US users found that the Xbox Series X mini-refrigerator was already on sale in the Target store. Furthermore, the retailer has commenced shipment of pre-orders for this product.
Xbox Series X mini-refrigerator is currently on hot pre-sales, and there has been a premium. The marketing director of Microsoft’s Xbox department said that the Xbox mini refrigerator is not a limited product. Microsoft will speed up the production process and ensure that it has a sufficient inventory in 2022.
This refrigerator is not a 1:1 copy of Xbox Series X, but it can hold 12 cans of drinks. There is also a USB port on the front of the refrigerator, which can be used to charge the refrigerator equipment. The refrigerator will first be available at Target and Target.com in the United States, Target.com in Canada, Game in the United Kingdom, and GameStop EU, Micromania, and Toynk (via Amazon) in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, and Poland.
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Last month, Microsoft said that it is working to bring Xbox Series X mini-refrigerator to as many areas as possible, “waiting for regulatory approval and market restrictions.”
Microsoft profits soar 48% in last quarter due to Xbox, Office, and the cloud
Microsoft recently published a report on financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. The company’s revenue grew 22% year-on-year to $ 45.2 billion, while profit increased 48% to $ 20.5 billion under GAAP. The strong performance was achieved in the cloud and server segments, with Microsoft Office becoming another important source of revenue.
Most recently, Microsoft released Windows 11, but a few months earlier, US PC sales had begun to decline due to supply issues. However, this fact did not affect Microsoft’s income from Windows. Windows OEM revenue grew 10% over the past quarter. Microsoft and its OEM partners have high hopes for Windows 11 – the new system should boost demand for laptops and desktops if supply problems don’t worsen. Company CEO Satya Nadella said: “PCs will be more important than ever. Due to the pandemic, there has been a structural shift in PC demand. ” Therefore, in the second quarter of fiscal 2022, Microsoft expects revenue growth from Windows.
In the Surface segment, the current products are the Surface Laptop 4 and the Surface Pro 7 Plus tablet – here revenues have decreased by 17%, and, Microsoft is sure, this is due to the higher performance last year as a whole. It doesn’t look like Surface’s revenue will increase in the next quarter either. Microsoft CFO Amy Hood warned that revenues in the second quarter are expected to fall within 10%. This is probably due to problems with the supply of chips and other components.