Amazing Deal Lets Users Upgrade to the Xbox One and PS4 on the Cheap

Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 gaming console aren’t getting any cheaper any time soon. That being said, GameStop is offering Xbox 360 and PS3 users an absolutely spectacular deal when they trade in their older console towards an upgraded counterpart.

From now until July 13th GameStop is guaranteeing users an extra 50% in value when they for their older console towards the Xbox One or the PS4. In short, users can expect to get more credit for successfully selling their old console to GameStop so that it can sell it to someone else used.

To hardcore gamers that extra 50% in trade-in value isn’t going to sound like much, but casual players considering the upgrade should be delighted. For example, trading in an original Xbox 360 with one wireless controller, video cable and the necessary power plug would only net users around $40 today, according to GameStop store officials we spoke with today. Users would need to sell their hard drive separately for additional trade-in value of $4.50. Combined that’s a rough total of $45 in trade in value that users could use towards another purchase.

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With this new deal in place those trading in an Xbox 360 with 60GB of storage could expect $60 slashed off of the price of picking up an Xbox One or PS4. Of course, users could also trade in their old smartphones, tablets and older games in for extra money off their next console purchase too, though it appears the 50% boost only applies to the actual gaming hardware users trade in. It’s also worth noting that the values reflected here are just for an entry-level Xbox One from late 2008. Later generations of the Xbox 360 and PS3 with bigger hard drives and slimmer profiles can be traded for much more, shaving more off the cost of upgrading to the latest and greatest consoles.

GameStop may be offering other deals but users wouldn’t be able to take advantage of any of them and this deal at the same time, according to the details included with the flyer announcing the deal that the gaming retailer posted to its website. Users thinking about taking advantage of the deal should also take note of a few other details. First, GameStop reserves the right to refuse any trade. That being said, the company will also take broken and defective consoles and games too. Users won’t get as much for those items, but at least they’ll be able to still apply it towards upgrading.

All told, this deal is the best we’ve seen yet for new console buyers. Both the Xbox One and PS4 start at $399. Any deal that helps make upgrading more affordable for current users is a win for everyone. Gamers get the opportunity to experience the exclusive titles they can’t play on their current system like Knack and Ryse: Son of Rome. They also get to clear their gaming room of hardware they likely weren’t going to be touching for a very long time after they upgrade.

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Users thinking about taking advantage of the upgrade should note that there aren’t any other deals that come close to this. For comparison, Best Buy is only offering users $20 when they trade in the same Xbox 360 with 60GB of storage space and one controller No deals found on its website would net users the same amount of savings they’re getting here.

Read: Upgrading from an Xbox 360 to an Xbox One: What You Need to Know

Users considering the upgrade should keep in mind that the Xbox One and PS4 consoles themselves start at $399. Purchasing recently released titles for each platform will add to the cost of ownership. That being said, users get free games when they sign up for both Sony and Microsoft’s online gaming services. Membership to either service costs $9.99 a month.

 

Comments

  1. Mike Mendez says

    Great deal? Come on man. If anyone would like to sell me their 360 for 80 bucks, I will gladly buy each one.

  2. Matt says

    Uh, I just traded in my ps3 to best buy and got $180 dollars towards an xbox one. I’d say that is a way better deal than this.

  3. Jason says

    Gamestop has been ripping off gamers for years. I refuse to set foot in their stores. Sell it yourself on Craigslist or eBay and you’ll come out much better.

  4. Steven says

    Even with the extra 50% that’s not much of a deal being they aren’t giving you much money on the regular trade In credit to start with, so I don’t see how you would be getting a PS4 or Xbox one on the Cheap… If every one Is trading in to get a new console how would they be able to sell the used older last gen console’s? How much are they even giving on a black 250 gig 360 on best buy site they show there giving 66 bucks of trade in…

  5. Danny says

    Definitely sell your stuff on amazon and ebay…. evwryone note dell had an offer for an xbox one without kinect for $439 with one year of xbox live included and the best part… they give you a $100 dell gift card. A lot of ppl dnt know but dell actually sells games and other xbox accessories so with the gift card you can almost buy two games.

  6. Danny says

    I meant to say they have the dell deal not had. The deal is active. You can see the $439 console online but it is not until you start doing the checkout that you see the $100 gift card. It’s a sick deal. I think this will be the kinda deal that every store will have during black friday. Walmart will probably do an xbox one for $399 with a $100 gift card so if you dnt want to wait until black friday this is the best deal!

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