GameStop holding PS4 pre-launch events

Retailer hosting events November 10 at all U.S. stores where consumers can receive up to 90 percent extra credit when applied to paying off their already preorered system.

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GameStop will hold special PlayStation 4 pre-launch events on Sunday, November 10 at all United States stores, the company announced today.

As part of the one-day events, GameStop will offer triple trade-in bonus credit when customers turn in hardware, resulting in 90 percent extra in-store credit, but only if applied to paying off a PS4 they already preordered. Software trade-ins will yield the normal credit values.

PS4 systems remain sold out at GameStop.

Also during the PS4 pre-launch events, shoppers will be able to purchase available PS4 games and accessories. Killzone: Shadow Fall is currently available at GameStop, alongside DualShock 4 controllers and other add-ons.

Select GameStop stores will also have PS4 units available for customers to play.

On the evening of November 14, numerous GameStop stores across the country will remain open for the midnight release of the PS4. Units will go on sale at 12:01 a.m. for those who preordered a system, GameStop said.

GameStop will hold a similar event on November 17 for the Xbox One, which launches on November 22. More details on this event will be announced next week.

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96 comments
MoK86
MoK86

BLAH BLAH BLAH GAMESTOP GAMESTOP GAMESTOP!!! UGHHHH enough with GAMESTOP ALREADY!! because of GAMESTOP my Christmas is ruined because of working at gamestop for both the release of PS2 and PS3!!  they wait till the last minute to inform employees that they have to inform customers that the demand of reserves were not met and that they will have to wait a week later or the worst NOT TIL NEXT YEAR. I HATE GAMESTOP!! they suck!! thats why i will never ever ever eveeeerr!! spend my heard earned cash at that company. I WANT THEM GONE

Kashmiro
Kashmiro

You gotta be kidding me man... I traded in tons of games when I first Pre-Ordered my console and got about $200 worth of credit. That sucks that someone who wasn't so on top of things can get more credit for waiting.

deadpen
deadpen

I will never stand in line for a system after I did for the 360 and ps3, Having them shipped over night so what if I am 12 hrs late in playing it.

dpclark
dpclark

Valve game distribution system called Steam is bad for gamers.  Recently, Microsoft got chewed out for trying to prevent buying and selling XBone used games and modified their policy.  You can't buy or sell used games that have been registered on Steam.  Steam is trying to control your freedom and make you their slave.  Say no to Steam and yes to GameStop.  Power to the players!

DigiTMPS3
DigiTMPS3

Don't forget to deauthorize the PS3 before you get rid of it.  Gamespot should have an article about the best practice to dispose of your Xbox and PS3.

Dasim64
Dasim64

I trade games in at Gamestop all the time. If it's a fairly recent game they do give good values especially if you wait for one of the bonus weekends where they give extra trade in values. I also buy lots of used games from them which saves me a lot of money over buying them at full price. And I have their card and I get enough points throughout the year to get free stuff from them and a nice discount off the used games that I purchase. In the end it is a very good value. 

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

I can't wait to trade in my shitty Wii U for triple credit toward an awesome PS4! thank you Gamestop!

Summischief
Summischief

I was going to pack one of my ps3, and xbox away. I have revisited that thought, cause boxed away its safe to say, I may never see it again.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I've already paid off my PS4, 4 games and a extra controller. I never sell my consoles so I'm keeping my PS3. But for those who have yet to pay for their PS4. This could be helpful. 

megakick
megakick

Gamestop needs the games. The games don't need Gamestop.

megakick
megakick

90% more of very little is not much. PS4 and XBOX ONE are not backward compatible and not all the games will be ported to the new consoles. I for one have no interest in buying the same game twice.

viktor4567
viktor4567

neither ps4 nor xbox one or wii u ,the supposedly called this generation consoles will last for 10 years ,at max these consoles can last for 3 to 4 years , with the booming 4k technology consumers will want to play their games in 4k resolution having said that none of this generation consoles can play games in 4k , already corporates like ms, sony ,apple, nintendo, samsung willbe mulling over the technology to make a console that plays games in 4k before that these corporates will make sure that they make most of the money......

kingoflife9
kingoflife9

What if I want to trade it in for games that I haven't pre ordered yet and a new controller?

Greyslay
Greyslay

I feel like it's almost fate for me. I had planned on going to my local Gamestop this weekend to trade in my PS3 having no idea. Then I got a call about 3 hours ago from a gamestop guy saying they would give me 90% more Sunday so I'm certainly excited.

emptycow718
emptycow718

what do they mean "hardware trades "

hystavito
hystavito

This will actually anger anyone who already applied their hardware trade-ins to their PS4.  By not waiting till the last minute they missed out on almost double what they got.  In Canada I just paid off my Xbox One fully last night because I was passing by the store and figured might as well.  If they run a promo like this right before launch I will be mad that I ended up paying more cash than was necessary.


Muljo
Muljo

Noooo :( I've been waiting for an awesome deal to come along to trade in for a PS4.  Now I can't even take advantage of it...

NightOfInsomnia
NightOfInsomnia

Super duper triple trade-in! That might bring the Gamestop trade-in value for my PS3 to $30! 

ern_goods
ern_goods

90% only counts towards console trade ins

rebelformetal
rebelformetal

@deadpen It can't be that bad, I mean it's not as bad as a six flags ride on a weekend! The people that preordered it go into a smaller line.... Did you preorder your 360 or ps3?

KelboDelta
KelboDelta

@DigiTMPS3 Last time I sold my previous ps3, I deauthorized it via web accessing my account... I also had another one which I deauthorized via phone call with sony.

I agree it's a best practice though. :D

cvjr
cvjr

@megakick Yeah I always feel like a used condom when I trade stuff at Gamestop because you get pennies on the dollar for everything. I would like to see what guides the company follows for the depreciation rate of games and consoles.

themc_7
themc_7

@megakick yeah considering gamestop gives you like $75 bucks for a 250 GB Xbox 360 Slim. You'd be getting around $140 for a console that they are still making games for and is still quite good. 

ern_goods
ern_goods

4k is nowhere near close, 1080p isn't even a standard yet.

dpclark
dpclark

@viktor4567 

4K is irrelevant.  Most people can't tell the difference between high resolution audio -- and if they could -- they don't care.  You need a giant screen to notice 4K from the living room sofa.  PC gamers sit at a computer 18 inches from a 22 inch monitor (on average.)  They might notice 4K on their TINY SCREENS.  So what?  They are still playing on tiny screens which in itself is laughable. I recently bought a 720P  33 inch LCD TV because it looked no different than a 1080P TV from the distance in a family room.  So, you either sit in your bedroom with your nose up against a 4K screen or you sit in the family room with a much larger screen where 1080P is enough.  I'll take the family room sofa any day.  The only practical device in the family/living room to take advantage of 4K at sizes that matter, is a projector.  However, most people will want to use their projectors for movies also.  Blu-ray doesn't do 4K and streaming 4K is bandwidth limited.

Dasim64
Dasim64

@viktor4567 4k is hardly booming and most people who already have HD won't even bother upgrading. How many pores do we really need to see on actor's faces anyway? I'm perfectly satisified with 1080 and I was one of the first to jump up to 1080 when it became available. I just don't see a real advantage going to 4k compared to going from SD to 1080. It's not even 4k and I really don't like that they call it 4k. 4k will mostly be for power PC users and people who just have to have the latest tech. Most normal people won't care one way or the other until it just becomes a standard and is all you can find on the store shelves when they have to buy a new TV or computer. It's going to be quite a while before that happens.

raddys2001
raddys2001

@viktor4567 

That's even if people are willing to spend 4000 to 6000 dollars its going to take at least maybe 5 or so years for the prices of those televisions to go down just like the LED.  I think also I could be wrong but there is not allot of support for 4k televisions right now in terms of movies and contend.  I think 4k is mostly supported by high power pcs

scottyp180
scottyp180

3-4 years is an extremely short life cycle. It depends how quikly 4k becomes affordable and standardized (meaning most tv stations, shows, movies are displayed in 4k). A lot of tv stations and show don't even display in 1080p so 4k may take sometime to become the standard. I also wonder if sony and Microsoft would be able to re-release these consoles with updates specs that allow for 4k display

ern_goods
ern_goods

Yea it sucks for early traders, I got 40% extra credit on my system trade in but 90% would have been sweeter. If you traded in within thirty days ago they will adjust it and give you the difference.

mdrieber
mdrieber

@NightOfInsomnia isn't it sad..... the fact that they can give you 90% bonus more and you still get ripped off.... this is why i stopped buying anything to do with them years ago..... you could buy a new game, sell it back the next day and theyd only pay 30 - 40 then sell it for 55..... all that profit doesnt go to the devs... it goes into their pockets... they could arguably make as much off the used game industry as the developers do and thats simply disappointing

ern_goods
ern_goods

Considering gamestop sells a used 360 with 5 games for $130 that's a great deal

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

@themc_7 @megakick $75 is very good money. I went to gamerush and they gaved me $2.90 for my NEW ps2. and around $2 for every game. then they put them on sale for $40 each the very moment i had a foot outside the place.

I needed the money because my aunt was selling her house and someone at the bank put it on sale too (which, the laws in Mexico say it's fraud, even when it was the bank's fault).

anyway they gaved me around 600 bucks for my whole collection of ps2/xbox (console and games) but i remember i had just brought soul calibur 3 and i couldn't buy a chocolate with the money they wanted to give me for it.

I also sold my car, my computer, and with the money my family got for selling their stuff, we got my aunt out of jail, but in other circumstances, never, NEVER would've sold my stuff to gamerush, or any company.

do it on ebay or similar services.

stillfailing
stillfailing

It's called 4K because it's 4X the resolution as compared to 1080p.

Virodeath
Virodeath

@Leosol @kingoflife9What they don't tell you is they reduce the trade-in value of your system so your not actually getting the deal you thought you were.  It ends up being like $5 more on Xbox and $10 on PS3.  They have done this three times since you have been able to pre-order next-gen systems.  GS is a very shady organization now. 

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

@mdrieber @NightOfInsomnia"you could buy a new game, sell it back the next day and theyd only pay 30 - 40 then sell it for 55..... all that profit doesnt go to the devs... it goes into their pockets... they could arguably make as much off the used game industry as the developers do and thats simply disappointing"

I agree with you about Gamestop ripping gamers off with their trade-in rates etc BUT Developers DO NOT deserve any profit from used game sales PERIOD!! They only deserve to make money from NEW game sales. It's that simple.

gamestoreguy
gamestoreguy

@mdrieber @NightOfInsomnia Wait, wait....you mean to tell me that they are in business to make money? NO!!!  Say it isn't so.  I still don't understand how people can be upset about this.  So instead of making $10-$16 per new game the could make up to $25?  Now take rent, utilities, wages and benefits, and shipping out of that and you can see how they are just running away with exorbitant profits.  There is a reason why you don't find any retailers that sell nothing but new video games and systems.  There isn't enough profit in any of it to sustain a business.  

Stiler
Stiler

@mdrieber @NightOfInsomnia Yes but at the same time, you don't seem to understand on NEW games the stores get just $10 profit when they sell them. The other $50 goes to the publishers, while the developers get even less. 

Jsst like the music industry the singers/bands (IE developers) make less vs the publishers who make the most money. 

Gamestop wouldn't even be that profitable of a business if they sold only new game sand that was it. 

The reason Wal Mart and other big stores sell games is mainly to get people in the doors, to buy other things along with that.

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

@wasakawaka funny thing is it was the bank's fault, and judge still charged her with fraud and asked for a $200 000 fine. and she still has to pay her house. twice. to the bank and to the family that brought the house. funny is it? really funny how laws work...

MoK86
MoK86

@ZombieGuyGeorge besides ummm EBAY scams you man!! they take most of the profit and you get nothing left. to be honest i made more money on shipping errors than the actual sale of the items on ebay. there's shell bidders and Bots that keep the bids high. i learned my lesson on how ebay works years ago when i sold my whole Retro collection and found out that its a scam on ebay to sell on.

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

Wow that sucks for both you and your aunt. Good on ya for helping her out though. I hope things get better for both of you soon.

Dasim64
Dasim64

@stillfailing Actually that's not correct. It is twice the resolution with 4 times the number of pixels. Neither is why it's called 4k. It's called 4k in the industry because the resolution is 3840x2160 and they round the first number to 4000 which is what 4k stands for. k means 1000 in mathematics in case you weren't aware. It's the same reason they call 1920x1080  2k although we are not used to calling it that. Everyone says 1080 because thats what someone in the industry started calling it early on. By that definition we should be calling the new resolution 2160 but that doesn't sound nearly as impressive as 4k does it? It's all marketing bs anyway.

ern_goods
ern_goods

Where else can you buy a game play it for 2 weeks and still get 80% of the cost back? People rip GameStop but whats the alternative. Setting up a pay pal account and trying ebay? That's a lot of work for an extra 5 bucks you lose their website anyway