Get your own Xbox gamer doll and inspire the younglings around you
In an unexpected but cute move, we will soon be able to get their hands on an officially licensed gamer doll from the American Girl range, complete with a tiny Xbox One S. While you might be tempted to raise a sceptical eyebrow at the pairing, it makes sense— gaming is increasingly recognized as a mainstream hobby and career choice, so it’s about time something like this appeared to inspire young kids.
The doll comes with a miniature headset, comfortable gaming chair, and an Xbox One S that doubles as a tiny projector. There are two games, ‘Bloks’ and ‘Dance’, that have small discs which can be inserted into the console to project static images. The chair can also be used as a small speaker by plugging into a 3.5mm jack to play music. It’s an impressive amount of tech for a doll set and will cost you $50.
Xbox are also ahead of the game, as they’re the only ones currently brave enough to release anything like this. It’s a small step in the name of getting more people into games in future generations, and while as readers you might not be tempted to play with this yourself, passing one on to your children or any young nieces and nephews might net you a new person to play games with in the next few years.
It may seem like a small thing, but for a lot of people out there this is actually a big deal—there’s nothing quite like growing up in a generation where girls aren’t supposed to like games and being looked at weirdly for doing so, then dealing with the backlash of that well into adulthood. A gaming doll out there says to the world ‘the next generation of girls will be accepted in this space right from the start’, and Xbox are the ones leading that charge.
Hopefully we’ll see even more of this kind of thing in the future.
above Each doll comes with a number of adorable accessories.