Microsoft offers $100 Xbox One discount for 'ditching' PS3

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By GaryOPA on Jan 30, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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    Valid in the US and Canada.

    Microsoft will sell you an Xbox One for $399 if you 'ditch' your 'old' PlayStation 3 (also applies to some Xbox 360 models).

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    That's right, Microsoft is giving $100 store credit towards an Xbox One if you trade-in a PlayStation 3 at one of its retail stores.

    Here's what people are getting on their emails:

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    Apparently, the trade-in deal is only available at Microsoft's retail stores in the US and Canada, and it applies to the PS3, Xbox 360 S, or Xbox 360 E. It will be valid between January 23rd and February 28th.

    NEWS SOURCE #1: Forum Post #98953025 (via) NeoGAF
    NEWS SOURCE #2: Microsoft offering 100 off an Xbox One when users ditch their PS3 (via) MCV UK

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!
     

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      By some I'm guessing that they don't want their crappy dead RRoD Phats back huh?
      As to giving up my PS3 for peasly meager $100.00(USD), MicroSoft and go shove the FailBox(1), in that mythical Place where the Sun never shines!
       
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      sony have a better offer...

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      This "offer" by M$ makes no sense

      An 'E' owner just bought the damn thing, why would they flip it for a loss on a system that can't play 360 games

      'S' owners likely will retain their consoles because of the lack of BC on the One.

      The scam is that they flip the consoles for a decent profit, and Microsoft has devalued the launch form factor 360, as far as they're concerned Arcade, Core, Pro, and Elite's aren't worth the plastic they're cased in.

      It's a better deal than what Gamestop would give.

      Nice graphic make it yourself?
       
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      One funny thing is that the PS3 is a better media player than the Xbox One.
       
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      no, i'm not clever enough to come up with the idea let alone put it into practice.
       
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      I have like 50pcs dead YLOD PS3 , they will take it ?
       
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      Yeah it is my thoughts also, would the employees at at Microsoft store, know are to test a PS3?

      Plug in a video cable, reset to normal if in hdmi, check for picture, and then after that test to make sure blu-ray laser works?

      I doubt it...
       
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      Even if they do, what about banned consoles?
       
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      Yeah, there is thought, get rid of all your banned consoles, if you can get them cheaper then $100.
       
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      Assuming they've been B&d for a reason... Then it should be relatively simple to just swap out the EID Key, and swap it for a good One.. I say give them all the Y/R/G - LoD Console Bricks... Once you've managed to slavage said Keys that is...
       
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      If they offer a deal like this in 2-3 years when the whole gen is balanced out, as in games library and things have gotten past the first and second gen clearly last gen but rush ported to the new consoles and the whole disparity between the consoles has faded into exclusives only for all but those who watch side by side comparisons instead of playing the games, then it might be attractive. As of now I'd say keep your PS3 and 360 and forget the XB1 and PS4 as you will have a much better selection of games and a chance to catchup on the ones you missed while saving money. Not to mention there is also the option go buy the other console if you only had one and get all those exclusives you missed and still be quids in and get more enjoyment.
       
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      They are getting desperate and it's sad, mainly because I own one. Really, the Kinect is the biggest POS device I've ever used and I have the Sega CD and 32X.

      I don't think that MS understand that their stupid ideas and moves push allot of gamers away. We are destined for shooters and racers by western developers at this stage, not looking good.
       
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      HEY! The Sega CD wasn't a POS. It might seem that way in retrospect, but at the time, it was amazing, and on par with what PC based FMV CD games were doing. Don't ever use it in a comparison with MS's gimmicky turd again! :)
       
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      Awwww, ok.

      I'm saying it's an unliked device but better then the Kinect
       

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