Microsoft unveiled themed Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles based on The Mandalorians to coincide with the release of season 3, but they are not available for purchase.
What’s especially exciting about the Mandalorian-themed Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles is just how well crafted the designs are. For the former, you have a monochrome depiction of Mando himself etched into a black and gray console. It almost resembles a piece of frozen carbonite.
The Baby Yoda console deviates significantly from the standard white styling of the Xbox Series S. Instead of the usual color scheme, this Grog variant is suitably green and features a spray-paint-inspired rendering of The Child with black accents. A matching Xbox Wireless Controller is also available along with its own comfy jacket.
The collaboration between Lucasfilm and Microsoft on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S comes down to sweepstakes that run from now until May 11. It’s open to anyone worldwide with a Twitter account, but there’s no way you can just throw your money in and pick one of these beauties. The official rules (opens in a new tab) are available directly from Microsoft.
This is far from the first official collaboration between Xbox and Star Wars gaming hardware. In November 2021, Microsoft and Razer announced the Mandalorian “Beskar Edition” professional controller, which featured a custom design around the legendary armor and a dedicated charging stand adorned with the series’ emblem.
However, unlike this gamepad, you can’t buy Mando or Grog themed Xbox consoles, and I think that’s very unfortunate. As someone who loves the show and hasn’t picked up an Xbox Series yet, this is definitely the edition I’d go for and sweeten the purchase a lot.
There have not been many special editions of Xbox Series consoles released since the November 2020 release date. The only other high-profile example was the Halo Infinite Xbox Series X console that dropped in November 2021 when Xbox Series X stock was extremely difficult to find around the world.
I’d love to see Microsoft take their Monolith machine for a spin with new designs and styles. The new editions of Star Wars show that there is still true creativity that can be carved out of marble; I’m just a little bitter that they won’t take my money for them.