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The New Xbox Series X Is A Nickelodeon Fan's Dream Come True

Fans of nostalgic cartoons are about to get the Xbox console of the dreams. Having been on the market for almost a year now, the Xbox Series X — and its digital Series S counterpart — has been a revelation for not just Microsoft, but console gaming as a whole. Equipped with ray tracing, high-speed SSD, 8K support, the Series X is easily one of the most powerful gaming consoles ever released when it comes to pure performance. Everything about the console, from its look to its presentation, conveys this message. The Series X has a clean, non-nonsense design that resembles that of a PC tower, and blends into whatever room it's placed in –  completely contrary to the PS5's bright, curvy aesthetic that is sure to stand out.

To date, the Series X has mostly adhered to its signature look, as opposed to a limited edition design. But there have been some special iteration that have diverted from the norm, most notably the "Halo Infinite" special edition bundle that is due out upon the game's release.

But there's always an outlier. And recently, Microsoft has announced another collaboration that can be considered nothing less than ambitious. Now you must ask yourself: Do you want an Xbox Series X that looks like Spongebob Squarepants?

Microsoft and Nickelodeon have come together to release SpongeBob and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed Series X consoles

Announced on Oct. 11 through Xbox's official website, Microsoft has revealed that it will produce a limited supply of Nickelodeon-themed Series X consoles to coincide with the recent release of "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl," the "Super Smash Bros"-style fighter that pits your favorite cartoon characters against each other. The designs — based on classic Nickelodeon properties "SpongeBob Squarepants" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" — are definitely... something. Fans on Twitter are split on the design. But one thing is for sure, and that is that they stand out. And if you're a fan of anything Nickelodeon, these special edition consoles are likely to appeal to you.

But there's some bad news for any wish to buy one — they're not really for sale. Instead, Xbox is doing a sweepstakes giveaway should you follow their Twitter page and retweet the announcement. As disappointing as this might be, it certainly does well to keep the value of the Nickelodeon-skinned consoles up, and will more than certainly be a hot grab for any resellers.

Since the game's release on Oct. 5, "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" has received something of a lukewarm critical reaction, with criticism geared mainly towards its lack of polish and voice acting, as well as an overall style that is a tad too derivative of Nintendo-published competitor, "Super Smash Bros." But since its release, "All Star Brawl" programmer Markus Villalobos called out "Smash Bros.," assuring fans of the title that the developers will constantly be listening to player feedback to improve it over time.