GameStop offering $50 credit to trade Xbox 360 games to Xbox One

GameStop giving $50 credit to users who trade in Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Madden NFL 24, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, and Assassin's Creed IV for Xbox One copies.

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U.S. gaming retailer GameStop is offering customers $50 credit when trading in selected Xbox 360 games for their Xbox One equivalents, the company has announced.

The promotion includes standard edition versions Call of Duty: Ghosts, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Customers must be a member of GameStop's PowerUp Rewards program, and purchase an eligible Xbox 360 game within 30 days of its launch. After purchasing the Xbox 360 game, the customer will receive a coupon in their PowerUp Rewards account that will allow the game to be traded in for $50 credit towards the Xbox One version. The coupon must be used before the end of 2013.

GameStop says the promotion will run across all of its U.S. stores.

"This offer gives [GameStop's PowerUp Rewards] members the chance to upgrade their current Xbox 360 game for the new Xbox One standard version of that game for $9.99," said GameStop senior vice president of merchandising Bob Purzon.

Microsoft yesterday revealed the final contents of the Xbox One retail package via an unboxing video, confirming that the machine would come with a mono headset and 4K HDMI cable. The retailer has previously said preorders of the Xbox One are "through the roof."

This article was updated on 08/09 to clarify the terms of the promotion.

Discussion

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sdkingsht
sdkingsht

i wonder if MS is footing the bill for this and the amazon promotion. otherwise why would they do it just for Xbox? 

very smart marketing move. if Sony's digital download upgrade program offers the same price upgrade for the same games then i guess it won't matter but this is a good idea if MS came up w/this. 

That_Rood_Guy
That_Rood_Guy

well if you really want to play through the game twice and get double achievements or something then its not too bad. you can probably pick those games around launch time on ebay for 45 bucks brand new.


sal9e3s
sal9e3s

Not a bad deal, but I'll be playing GTA V for awhile.

cell_dweller
cell_dweller moderator moderator

Still not changing my mind.  PS4 for me.

jayjay444
jayjay444

Wow good deal, I might just cancel my PS4 pre-order and go with a Xbox One no seriously lol. 

adward22
adward22

lol.....looks great but i  dont think they will trade me with my a plenty pirated games :)  lol ...i forgot  iam thief i steal stuff  from browsing ...:)

kbaily
kbaily

Part of it sounds like a good deal but at the same time MS must be desperate to get early Xbox One adopters given most of the launch games are just prettier versions of current gen stuff.

steelmouth
steelmouth

is it just me or this sound really really sweet, its like a win-win-win for gamers right?

tommy_boy9999
tommy_boy9999

So this is the Main news now.  This is what CAG is for.

So many games coming out and they cover this?

Please PM if you are hiring at Gamehackspot I can post these articles

masfima1
masfima1

this is a pretty good promotion, haters gotta hate

Gen007
Gen007

Stupid for the avg consumer but actually a very good deal for the i cant wait gotta have it buyer and there are a ton of those. Say you didnt pre order your XB1 and have to wait for availability well you can still play BF4 or whatever while you wait and once you get it you can trade up for ten so not bad.

Bananahero1
Bananahero1

Sounds like a great ripoff by Microsoft.

whitechapel34
whitechapel34

If this was a promotion for ps3 to ps4 games the gamespot community would consider this the greatest promotion of all time

Angel Gonzalez
Angel Gonzalez

WOW!!! never seems to surprise me that cause Apple and Microsoft are American companies that's who you support and promote to the utmost LOL No thanks i'm not biased so i'll wait for my PS4.

megakick
megakick

You pay $59.99 for a game now and you get a $50 dollar credit towards a new XBOX ONE game, PS4 game (expires dec 31, 2013.

GameStop assumes you are buying the console from GameStop

GameStop has you on their mailing list ( I don't know if it is the free new power rewards or the subscription)

GameStop sells the game back for $54.99.

Win, Win for GameStop.

omghaxor45
omghaxor45

the games aren't worth a penny so it's still a rip off. I don't even have a ps3 and i'm not planning to get a ps4, so before you call me a hater/fanboy remember that it is xbones customer service, vcr and the  nsa's kinect is why i think it's stupid to buy this hunk of junk. The xbones "super cool" exclusives aren't worth anything.

xavip1999
xavip1999

Reading the comments, it shows to me that: 1. The hate and fanboy ism is at an all time high or 2. people really hate math. It's a great deal. I can buy Madden, COD, etc, have until 12/31 to trade that in for a $50 credit for the next gen game and Pay 9.99. At that point I have an unopened game. I can open it keep it OR I can return the game to GameStop/Target/Walmart for full price credit. So if you love the game keep it or trade it in for Watchdogs or reserve Titanfall. I swear if this was Sony or Nintendo with this promotion........

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

@netter99 GTA isn't a next gen game. it's only a current gen game. so there is no next gen version to upgrade to. just FYI. 

arqe
arqe

@kbaily yeah Ps4 doesnt release same titles as Xbox One , also Microsoft owns the Gamestop and make this promotion.

arqe
arqe

@steelmouth if you cant get your hands on the console for couple of months and got 360 already. yeah great deal.

arqe
arqe

@Gen007 Actually for "AVG" ( if you mean average ) gamer its not stupid but better. Because most of the avg consumer dont pre-order or rush to lines for getting the console. Average consumer is the one who waits for console to be accessible. For example in my country ( Turkey ) there will be no Xbox One launch. Probably will be avaliable after new-year so if i had my 360 still ( sold it ) i could've bought any of these and after i get my Xbox One i can change it for 10$ ...

But i got high end PC and i'll buy Xbox One for Forza 5 / Project Spark.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

@Gen007 It's gonna suck for those who can't find an Xbox One by the end of the  year, though.

Amongunz
Amongunz

Anyone who uses the word "fail" is a fanboy..

zintarr
zintarr

@whitechapel34 No...because those buying a PS4 seem to care about their money. So spending $70 on a $60 game is not something those purchasing a PS4 would do. 

Thus instead of paying $100 for a Kinect that we would never use we would rather spend the $100 toward 2 more games. So spending $70 on a $60 games is simply ridiculous.

TheFlawedGoblin
TheFlawedGoblin

@xavip1999 Do you honestly think that a game you paid 9.99 for will be able to be returned for the full retail price? That's just foolishness. I'm sure they have not over looked that element and those games, if returned, would get you back the 9.99 you spent. That is just common sense. No company would put themselves in a position to lose out on that kind of money.

dhsk8sb
dhsk8sb

@xavip1999 What can you do. People will be people. And by people I mean retards. Microsoft was going to bring a new age of gaming but we all can forget about that now. Simple minded fools. 

OldKye
OldKye

@steelmouth @Bananahero1 I can see what he means it's only viable in a 30 day window after launch basically letting you switch out a game you've beaten for a Xbox One version for $10(Or you have to start over again if you didn't beat it).

Clearly this is only valuable for someone on the fence about the Xbox One meaning it's sole purpose is to push Xbox One sales.

Since if your 100% going to get a Xbox One you'd just buy it on Xbox One, and if your not it's worthless.

arqe
arqe

@zintarr @whitechapel34Of course Ps4 buyers will care. Since %80 of them will beg to their "Mothers" to buy game for them.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

@zintarr @whitechapel34 You still don't seem to understand the value of this deal.  It's not a value to everyone, sure, but there are people who buy the same game twice, once to play it right away and then 10 dollars to upgrade to the superior version.  For those willing to do that, it's a great deal for THEM.  Stop worrying about it.

xavip1999
xavip1999

It's called a loophole. GameStop is not opening a game and giving it to. You still are making a retail purchase- a brand new game w/ the coupon($50) and 9.99 + tax. I'm telling you EA and GameStop are not going to specially mark games.

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

@JustPlainLucas @sdkingsht @cell_dweller sarcasm in text form looks the same as idiot rambling. if it doesn't add anything to the board why even add it? 

wise people speak because they have something to say - idiots speak because they have to say something. 

OldKye
OldKye

@donnyb20 @OldKye @steelmouth @Bananahero1 Lol you do realize no one owns a Xbox One yet so when I buy my Xbox 360 game and they go "Deal on it for 30 days toward Xbox One version".

Guess what chief I know it's past your grade level and bed time but they are pitching you "Xbox One" it's right in the title of the article.

To think for even one fraction of a second that this has nothing to do with Xbox One makes you ignorant or a troll and I've been going with troll.

So you tell me with your next whole sale reply(or lack there of) are you a troll or ignorant? lol

donnyb20
donnyb20

@OldKye @donnyb20 @steelmouth @Bananahero1 I guess the first comment went right over your head.  If they don't sell system 1, they will sell system 2, as most console owners are going to buy one or the other if they planned on doing so.  The more important point, is that this promo will not affect a person's decision to buy a console.  This was my point to your initial response, nothing else.

It sounds like you just want to post obvious comments about advertisement that have nothing to do with this conversation.  I'm guessing you're starting realize the obvious and that your original statement was foolish but can't man up and admit it.  

So, i'll leave it at that...  lol 

OldKye
OldKye

@donnyb20 @OldKye @steelmouth @Bananahero1 Seem's like your so for MS that you miss reality entirely lol.

GameStop sells Xbox One = Game stop makes good profit on a expensive item sale.

Why would they not want to sell Xbox Ones? lol your troll is funny but weak. 

Second Pro Tip: Any Sale or deal on games of a system that is not out yet is a sale or deal for the system itself as you will need it for said games.

Are you done yet or do you need a few more pro tips bro? lol

donnyb20
donnyb20

@OldKye @donnyb20 @steelmouth @Bananahero1Seems like you're very cynical about MS to draw the conclusion that GameStop cares about MS XOne sales.  If they don't sale XOne then they'll sell more PS4's, as most current console owners will opt for one or the other.

The goal is most likely to increase sales for the game(s), not XOne.  I (nor you) can speak to GameStop's business aspects or what deals they might have in place with these game publishers.  Most people are not going to buy an XOne because of this promo, you were implying that in your original statement.  I told you my thought was that the promo was to target ppl who want to play the game(s) prior to XOne release not to increase XOne sales.

OldKye
OldKye

@donnyb20 @OldKye @steelmouth @Bananahero1 Are you new to advertising? lol 

Pro Tip: The goal of any sale, advertisement, price drop, or deal is to sell something.

So What do you need to play a Xbox One game lol? hmm.... I wonder what I would need to have to play A Xbox One game since this deal is for Xbox One games.....

Curious very curious....

OldKye
OldKye

@donnyb20 @OldKye @steelmouth @Bananahero1 So we are going with worthless to everyone since you've pointed out with your own comment those people pretty much don't exist(counted on one hand basically).

I'm fine with that lol a worthless PR stunt to sell Xbox Ones it is.

donnyb20
donnyb20

@OldKye @donnyb20 @steelmouth @Bananahero1 No, you're missing the point.  The reason it's "Valuable", is if you're one of those folks who want to play the game when it releases and not wait for weeks or months for the XOne to come out.  It gives you the best of both worlds, play it at release, then upgrade for only $10 later for the new system if you want.  Again, I don't see it influencing anyone in buying XOne, but it's a nice promotion in case that ends up being the route ppl take.

OldKye
OldKye

@donnyb20 @OldKye @steelmouth @Bananahero1 So basically you just pointed out everything I said was true lol. 

"Personally, if I played a game and beat it on 360, I wouldn't even use the promotion, unless it was for multiplayer."

Once again it didn't effect whether you'd buy a Xbox One so you wont use it ergo not valuable to you.

So if it's a promotion that only someone who desired later to get a Xbox One would use(after they buy the game on 360 first since they arn't sure they want a Xbox One) Then it's only good for selling Xbox Ones lol.

If it's not for selling Xbox One's then it's worthless to everyone and it's just PR hype which would also be only to sell Xbox One's it's a catch 22 for consumers.

donnyb20
donnyb20

@OldKye @steelmouth @Bananahero1 Don't really agree, a lot of these games are being released prior to the launch of the system, which is most likely the point of this promotion.  It allows ppl to play the games when released and upgrade once the new system is available.

I don't see it as a factor in the reasoning to buy the Xbox one, if I already have the game for the 360, it's not going to make me want to go out and buy a new system so I can replay it again at an additional $10.  I view it more as a nice option in case you do buy the new system.  Personally, if I played a game and beat it on 360, I wouldn't even use the promotion, unless it was for multiplayer.

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

@xavip1999 I bet you have a way to win millions at casinos too.  And predict the future.

Cloud-Zehro
Cloud-Zehro

@donnyb20 @xavip1999 You would be correct in saying that we open packages when swapping, we put stickers on the side so we know when they open it.

The company changed policies on taking games if they have no receipt, so there is absolutely no way unless you find a store with a new hire, that you would get stuff done.

It makes it semi-easier to do if AT ALL to return these if it was within your past 5 transactions, otherwise there is info we need that we wouldn't have without it.

donnyb20
donnyb20

@xavip1999 Two points, 1. I exchanged a game at gamestop a # of years back because it was defective, when they gave me a replacement, they opened the packaging, this is a fact.  So don't be surprised if these trade in games are opened when you get them.  2. Most stores do not return games without receipts. even for credit.  This used to be less common back in the day, they'd even return opened games, but they seem to have become a lot more strict nowadays.  Maybe you'll get lucky and find a store that will.

I think your best bet would be to try and sell it on ebay or to a store that sells games in a non main stream way, such as a video store, you should be able to get close to retail, maybe 40-50.

xavip1999
xavip1999

But there are other stores that will accept an unopened game. And thanks to you when I return Madden 25 to Gamestop, I will simply say I don't have a Power Reward Card. Thanks Cloud! "Power To The Players!"

Cloud-Zehro
Cloud-Zehro

@xavip1999 As someone that works for Gamestop, we have all your info in our system at the time of your purchase, we can see your last 5 transactions, anything like promos would be flagged in your account for further review if you ever brought it up for a return.

Repeat after me: We may be evil, but we're not stupid.

xavip1999
xavip1999

Ummm, You don't need a receipt to return something for credit. And that credit will be 59.99+tax. This isn't rocket science. Repeat after me. Loophole.

TheFlawedGoblin
TheFlawedGoblin

@natt39 @TheFlawedGoblin @xavip1999 Oh my god man! Wow that was my mistake. It looked like that was a response to me based where your post was positioned. I thought that was a weird response to what I said lol My bad man

TheFlawedGoblin
TheFlawedGoblin

@natt39 @xavip1999 LMAO!! What world are you living in?? All corporations and governments do are steal from people lol You don't become multi millionaires or billionaires by playing by the rules. Why do you think every corporation has an army of lobbyists to bribe congress into passing bills that protect their bottom line and the people always get screwed? Man go read into whats going on around you in the world. Damn its been a while since I've met some one this naive lol

natt39
natt39

@xavip1999 Your receipt will though. Also what your thinking of doing would be theft and Gamestop is not stupid... Do you honestly believe that they wouldn't have thought of that??

TheFlawedGoblin
TheFlawedGoblin

@xavip1999 Idk man. Corporate greed is pretty intense so I just doubt that they have overlooked this aspect.