Here's how to get an Xbox One for $400 at Best Buy this weekend

Retailer will pay (at least) $50 for a working Xbox 360 or PS3 and also give you a $50 coupon to use toward the purchase of an Xbox One.

Big-box retailer Best Buy has announced a new limited-time trade-in offer that will let you get an Xbox One for $400 (or even less), provided you meet certain eligibility requirements.

Starting April 27, if you trade in a working Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 at Best Buy, you'll receive at least a $50 gift card and a $50 coupon to use toward the purchase of an Xbox One. Trade-in values may vary, Best Buy says, but you're guaranteed at least a $50 gift card for any working Xbox 360 or PS3. The deal ends Saturday, May 3.

Best Buy is no longer offering the Titanfall Xbox One bundle for $450, which would have made this deal even sweeter. All the same, though, if you're looking to upgrade to an Xbox One, you might want to consider this deal. There's no word on a similar deal for the PlayStation 4, and a Best Buy representative said, "the offer is for Xbox One only."

By comparison, GameStop pays $117 for the 320GB Xbox 360 S model. If you applied that to the purchase of an Xbox One, you'd end up paying just under $400 for a new Xbox One.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

343 comments
drtoker82
drtoker82

Grab your piggies and save up your money Sony Ponies, poor Sony is gonna need your support on Kickstarter soon. 

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

My 360 and PS3 are worth much more to me than a measly 50 bucks a piece.

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

Still probably going to buy ps4 instead when last of us comes out lol

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

So I trade my system for a really low price for a new system with few games, and won't play my old games either.  Wow what a deal. 

enoslives7
enoslives7

Sad, another paid microsofty advertisement.

The xBoner disaster just gets more depressing every day. 

nightsinner
nightsinner

I really couldn't part with either my Xbox 360 or my PS3 for such a small amount of money and especially not for an Xbone. I have a great idea. How about you drop the gimmicks and drop the kinect so you can ask a fair price for your console?

Triton
Triton

Price drop to go after market share good. Everyone was crying about the launch price - Now not an issue. PS4 better add some stuff or drop the price.

xtraflossy
xtraflossy

This is preparation for next month's "sale": Buy an Xbox One for $400 (pleeeeease) and get a free 360 or ps3 plus 5 used games.  


They really must need to get rid of these things.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Or buy a PS4 for the same price and keep your old console.  Win win.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Given there's barely anything to play for the next gen consoles, why would you ever give up your current gen one?


Oh, and they're not backwards compatible.

steelmouth
steelmouth

SMDFH $50 for a working X360 or PS3, I would rather keep him and make my own gaming museum to show off to my brothers grand kids some 50 years from now 

jurassiraptor
jurassiraptor

So I have to give up my good current console for a crummy new console, and pay $400 too?
Maybe if Xbox One was backward compatible with my library of 360 games this might be an offer to consider. But since it isn't, I'll just stick with my 360 instead.

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

Best Buy trying to offload extra stock. Wise move. MSRP for the xbone will drop by the end of the year.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

This seems desperate though. Don't hate on me, I have an Xbone, PS4 and a Wii U.

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

WtF? Gamespot quit trying to sell Xbones for Microsoft. Those who wanted to be 'Boned... were boned.

alaannn
alaannn

an xbox bundle with fifa is selling for 329 pounds in england the ps4 alone costs 350,the x1 launched at 429 pounds thats a 100 pound drop since launch or 120 euros or170 us dollars,why is the price falling so fast in england yet other countrys are holding the price so high 

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

I would consider it, only because my PS3 is starting to die after 7 years of loyal service. It runs good enough to pass any "works" test.

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

How come if they give you cash then why can't this money also be put towards a PS4. Also giving you an even lower price...

teller76567
teller76567

One more thing i would have to travel over 350 miles to get to a best buy so IT'S NOT WORTH IT UP YOURS AN THE XBOX ONE IS SH#T!!!!

kutulu1
kutulu1

Best Buy is not having any problems selling the PS4, that's why you're not getting any deals for that system...lol...$50 bucks for a 360....lol. That 360 still has a lot of gaming left, what a rip-off.

teller76567
teller76567

Okay so let me get this right i should give up my xbox 360 that has a lot of games for it, an i should give it up for a xbox one that has very few games out so far. Or just get totally ripped off?


So best buy and Microsoft i might be a little challenged but i'm still smart enough to know when to give you the finger...Right back at you..

Monopoman
Monopoman

Wow, you only have to give up a far more useful and interesting console to get a $50 discount!!


Thanks MS you guys ROCK!

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Is this article sponsored by Microsoft?

Why on earth would anyone trade in a Microsoft's best gaming console (360) or a solid media machine (PS3) for a lousy Xbox One? Please.

Oh and the PS4 is already $400, and I still keep my old consoles.

Barazon
Barazon

I don't see how getting ripped off on my Xbox 360 would be anything like getting an Xbox One for $400.  A misleading headline, at best.

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

So, "Here's how to get an Xbox One for $400 at Best Buy this weekend" translates to "Lose a great console to get an inferior current gen console at the same price as a superior one for only 2 days" ...I guess? Slow news day.


Sorry, MS. Last gen I was PS3/Wii, all the way. This gen? PS4/Wii-U/360.

alaannn
alaannn

why would anyone trade in there ps3 or 360 without backwards compatability,the ps3 and 360 have better game libary than the new consoles

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

@enoslives7  Really?The Xbox One has passed 5 million in 13 countrys in 4 months.The second fastest selling console of all time.Also its just released its quarter earnings the xbox division profits are up again.Sony is expecting a 1.1 billion dollar loss this quarter.So are you sure the Xbox getting greats deals are depressing?

Triton
Triton

@Thanatos2k Word!  Fanboys always leap blindly. It's what keeps big N alive.

hina_ken
hina_ken

@ANUBISZER0  If this is considered desperate, than cell phone companies and many others have been showing desperation for years!

Triton
Triton

@The_Dragon_Born About the same as getting boned playing PS3 ports on your shiny new system. lol

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

@RPG_Fan_I_Am  I think it's the 50 dollar coupon that's XB1 only. The card can obviously be used for anything.

hina_ken
hina_ken

@kutulu1  No, Sony is barely making a dollar off of the PS4 sales, mark it down a little, it will only add to their 11 billion dollar loss. . .

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Many people own more than one 360, you realize. This promo is more geared to them to clean house of an unused console and get people started with a new one.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

You realize this is a marketing site and not a news one, right? Did the 50 ads all over your screen confuse you?

ErichG
ErichG

@smackdowner360 @enoslives7 The Xbox One has passed 5 million SHIPPED in almost 5 months.  But just how many of those 5 million were actually sold though and how many are still sitting on store shelves collecting dust?  And you can't really call it the second fasting console of all time when no sales figures have been released by Microsoft in months.  It may have had the second fastest launch month, but that's about it. 

hina_ken
hina_ken

@smackdowner360  Of course it is depressing to him!  His system is still lacking updates, games, and any other reason to justify it worth having.  Sure, the Xbox One is slightly less powerful, and a little more expensive, but it is worth having!

hina_ken
hina_ken

@Triton  But, but, but, they are in 1080p!  So it is worth paying another $60 to play a game I JUST played!


Paying $60 for TLoU HD after playing it on PS3. . . a way to justify the means.

Boned.


P.s.  Same with Injustice, Final Fantasy, etc.

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

@OmegaGear @RPG_Fan_I_Am  Yea, but they say you can get a Xbox one so cheap.. but can you also not get a PS4 cheaper too.... 


Honestly it's just a rip off either way.

poopoohed
poopoohed

@Sevenizz

Why would someone own multiple working 360s? The ad said WORKING Xboxes, genius.


lim30041982
lim30041982

@Sevenizz "Many people own multiple X360" , i can confirm that people is stupid or moron.


Its better owning PS3+360+Wii than Owning 3 360

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Who said the homes with multiple 360s have broken units? Many people own multiple working systems for the basement, bedroom, living room, rec-room, den etc etc. if I don't use the one in the basement very often, why not trade it in?

Sorry, with such an idiotic comment you made, I can't return the favor of calling you a genius.