The Xbox Series S receives a full Barbie glow-up – but you can’t buy it

Microsoft has teamed up with Mattel to unveil a special edition Barbie-themed Xbox Series S console, with select giveaways starting on July 10. The console is decked out in the iconic hot pink color of the Barbie franchise, along with contrasting white accents, making it a visually striking variant that stands out from other console models. However, the standout feature of this set is the inclusion of a new version of Barbie’s Dreamhouse, housing the gaming system itself. The Dreamhouse design, known for its longevity, adds a nostalgic touch to the overall package.

In addition to the console, the Barbie-themed Xbox Series S also comes with custom Xbox Wireless Controller faceplates, each featuring unique styles and designs inspired by the Barbie brand. Alongside the expected bright pink and sparkly option, players have the choice of faceplates with floral, tie-dye, and zebra print designs. Microsoft has provided more details on how to participate in the giveaways through their official listing page. Participants also have a chance to win one of 10 Barbie dolls dressed in Xbox-branded clothing.

However, the excitement doesn’t end there for Barbie fans. Coinciding with the release of the upcoming Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, respectively, players can now drive Barbie and Ken’s vehicles in the popular racing game Forza Horizon 5. Barbie’s iconic 1956 Chevrolet Corvette EV, in its pastel pink hue, is available through the in-game Message Center. Fans can also take Ken’s modern 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup for a spin. Now, players have the opportunity to experience the thrill of racing in Barbie’s style in one of the best racing games.

This cross-promotion between Microsoft and Barbie signifies Microsoft’s willingness to explore ambitious collaborations. However, this is not the first time Microsoft has offered exclusive console variants through giveaways. Previously, they unveiled a Porsche-themed Xbox Series X in a giveaway during Summer Games Fest. In addition, there were sweepstakes for Mandalorian-themed Xbox Series consoles. These limited-edition variants add to the excitement surrounding the Xbox Series X and S consoles.

If you’re interested in an Xbox console with a different design, Microsoft has recently announced the release of a new 1TB Xbox Series S in Carbon Black. This sleek and affordable package allows you to enjoy the best Xbox Series X games.