Microsoft: Get an Xbox One for $399 if you "ditch" your PS3

Microsoft giving $100 store credit if you trade in a PlayStation 3 at one of its retail stores.

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Microsoft will sell you an Xbox One for $399 if you "ditch" your old PlayStation 3 at one of its stores in the US, the company's latest trade-in promotion states.

An e-mail ad for the promotion, captured on NeoGAF, reads, "Ditch your PS3 and get $100 store credit towards Xbox One."

The offer runs from now until March 2, requires the consoles to be in good working order, and also applies to the Xbox 360 S and E models. Though, presumably, Microsoft sees a 360 trade-in as a graceful retirement rather than ditching.

$399 is, of course, the same price as a PlayStation 4.

Are you tempted by this latest trade-in offer? The small print is available on Microsoft's site if so.

Microsoft recently announced that it shipped 3.9 million Xbox One units worldwide before the end of 2013, but sold only 3 million to customers. Sony's PS4, on the other hand, is boasting 4.2 million sales.

Sony announced earlier today that the PlayStation 4 was outselling the Xbox One at a ratio of 1.5:1 in the UK.

Discussion

4245 comments
-s3r6i0-
-s3r6i0-

Why would I ditch my PS3 for an X1 when I can buy a PS4 for the same price and keep my my PS3? What the hell are they smoking?

karan
karan

and after titan fall and a price revision ....... the competition will be on equal footing again ...... which is good for gamers ....... overall ............

karan
karan

i don't think they wanted people to actually make this deal....... its just a stunt...... and look there are above 4000 comments, people are talking about xbox one again :)

coment04
coment04

this a good deal, fook sony/ps brand 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Considering the lack of retro-compatibility and all the games coming to last gen in the next month, the smartest thing to do is not ditching anything.

Next year it's going to be interesting... jumping between 4 consoles and the PC all the time lol.

Gopstop22
Gopstop22

i dont get it why would ps3 users would go now just to ditch ps3 and get xbox? makes no sense

randalmcdaniel8
randalmcdaniel8

its 400 bucks if u get rid of your ps3?? then its not 400 bucks... YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF YOUR PS3.. Thats like saying give us your house and we will sell you a car for only $20...

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

the fact they are advertising this promotion toward the ps3 and not their own console (xbox 360) suggests that the xbox 360 isn't worth shit to them and they would much rather recycle the higher end components of the ps3.


take that xbots.

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

Bye bye glorified blu ray player with a Sony logo and dust on it.  I would only be more happy if they were willing to pay another 150$ for four controllers and ten games. 

Romayo83
Romayo83

MS should just ditch Kinect and drop $100. There's now an option in the X1's settings that disables Kinect entirely. Without the odd voice command the stupid camera has zero use for me.

If you could trade 360 for ps4 id probably do it next year.

blastergamerx
blastergamerx

This is an OPTION, not a MUST-DO. So fanboys, go away, some people are happy with this deal by selling PS3/X360 to get Xbox One 399$. Such strategies were made so many times by different companies, like Samsung, and marketers like Best Buy, etc.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

Ummm....ouch.  Well, I suppose you can't say that MS's PR folks aren't "on the cutting edge".  But very risque......

fan360
fan360

I have a RROD xbox 360.
Will Microsoft take it for $100?


Just like many people said, if I can trade in xbox 360 for a PS4. I will do it a million times !

forneverbdocked
forneverbdocked

He's got a scent for American money. He's turning. Danny will never be Irish again.

deathvisage
deathvisage

The most pathetic kind of marketing.

Tacanacy
Tacanacy

First they announced 24 hour check-in, which wouldn't have been realistic, and would have been a practical catatrophe, then they told people to "stick to the 360" if they weren't able to get an internet access with the XONE, and now this. These people now disgust me. "Graceful retirement"? That's cheap, and beneath them. 

barrica
barrica

If the deal was in GAME UK xbox 360 100pounds towards a ps4, id be the first one on the cue,  

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

Yeah, I'll be keeping my PS3, thanks.  I've already got a PS4, and I don't see anything in the future that can make the Xbone appealing enough to overlook classlessness like this.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

Look. I'm a reasonable guy. I can acknowledge that the 360 "won" the last console war. Just from personal experience, I played far more on my 360 than my PS3. 

However, I just can't support Microsoft anymore. Yes, Sony and Microsoft are both just big corporations out for our greenbacks but it's just one bad decision after another with Microsoft.

I'm done supporting them for a while, at least until they get a decent marketing team, stop trying to screw us over when we aren't looking, and refrain from habitually insulting our intelligence at every turn.

RockoW
RockoW

I wouldn't even trade my PS3 for an Xbone if it was a straight up trade..........

The_Micksta
The_Micksta

Sony should counter back and do the same thing get rid of your Xbox 360 and get $100 off your'e PS4 purchase.

quicksilver_03
quicksilver_03

Funny that I see this message wrong.


Would it be better if the sign says "Ditch the Kinect and buy Xbox One for $399".


Microsoft is just being dumb at all.

matthova
matthova

Xbox Zero isn't worth a ps3

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Gopstop22 Considering the little exclusives XOne has right now, none at all. But same goes for PS4. "Ditching" is a bad idea right now.

shina777
shina777

@TroyTrojanGamerOr you could sell it yourself on ebay,  for 137 dollar average for the machine and one controller (150 with 2 controllers) or the whole batch for 250+ . And get cash (not store credit) you can use on anything (including an xbox one). 100 in store credit is legalised robery that's why the offer makes very little sense.

shina777
shina777

@blastergamerx Stigmatising anybody that thinks this is stupid as sony fanboys, doesn't help your overall credibility.

You could hate both companies and find the PR stunt clumsy and the deal under current second hand selling values. Remember every body that disagrees with you (or a company) isn't automatically on opposing team or a fanatic.

dbene
dbene

@fan360  


Yes, since the games and experience on PS4 have been groundbreaking and stunning so far. 

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@YukoAsho External hard drive support in the future for X One perhaps? Mandatory game installs will fill up these 500(370 actually) in no time. From What I hear that is why Sony allows the option to switch out hard drives, there will be no external support offered.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

@rawkstar007  I will agree with you on this point - their PR team *REALLY* need some housekeeping.  First the sour-note that their "If it was any more real, it'd be real" ad, and then this.......they really need to learn what people consider creepy, and what they consider acceptable.

shina777
shina777

@rawkstar007Quote " I'm a reasonable guy. I can acknowledge that the 360 "won" the last console war that's a contradiction." Unquote

Wow you can't be serious in your analysis :

"The war" is still ongoing considering many 3rd party titles are still coming out on both machines, some of wich won't even be ported to next gen like Dark Souls 2. More titles have been coming out for old gen than new gen as the last months have shown. Without attractive exclusives the incentive to buy a 360 over a Ps3 is gonna dive.

The Ps3 caught up with 360 sales this year despite coming out a year after. (Jess covered that in a GS news.)

The Ps3 is still supported by exclusives since sept 2011 date in wich last A grade exclusive came out to xbox 360.

Before 2011 the xbox 360 looked like a Winner, yes, it was my favorite machine, but for anybody that wasn't stuck under a large rock and is reasonable it's simply not the case anymore. 


rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@RockoW I wouldn't trade my 360 for a ps4 or xbone either, have like 75 games on the hard drive lol.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

@RockoW  Really? Why not? You could just sell the Xbone for a nice profit, if for no other reason.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@shina777 Halo 4- came out Oct 2012 and was a Grade A exclusive. GOW Judgement came out in 2013 but it's arguable if it was grade A or not, TLOU was the best exclusive of 2013 prolly.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

@shina777  Oh for crying out loud! Just let it go. That was a minor sidebar to my bigger point.

shina777
shina777

@rawkstar007 @RockoWHe'll have trouble selling it considering shops a still sitting on 900000 of them, and a lot of people have been scammed.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@3D3 @The_Micksta  also the 360 is worth less than the ps3, so it wouldn't be worth their time doing it. Why do you think microsoft chose ps3 over xbox 360 for this promotion in the first place?

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@RTHKI @k--m--k @rickphoenixxx @YukoAsho  external drives are more expensive than internal ones. microsoft again ripping off their customers by making them void their warranty if they want to pay cheap for internal. I shudder to even think how expensive an external ssd would be.

shina777
shina777

@rawkstar007 I wouldn't buy from a stranger @ 499$  when I can just get one from a store myself (especially with the amount of scamming on craig list that happened before xmas), and you'd make a 137 dollar profit just selling the Ps3 on ebay then again assuming you'd wanna loose your PS3 to start with. You are not making much sense to me right now, but as Rockow said I wouldn't trade the ps3 for a 499 store credit towards a Xbox One. 

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

@rawkstar007 @shina777 @RockoW  Yeah but the minute you buy it and walk out the store with it, secondhand depreciation kicks in.  You'd never sell it for $500 straight on Craigslist or Ebay or anywhere, because it's not NEW, and for $500 someone could walk into a bricks-and-mortar store and get a NEW one.  With a warranty and store return rights.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

@shina777 @rawkstar007 @RockoW  Not really. It would be difficult to walk away with at less than $100 profit for minimal work. Sell it to a friend at work. Craig's list it. It's not that hard.