Amazon launches Xbox One upgrade offer

Online retailer reveals "Up Your Game" promotion allowing players to upgrade select Xbox 360 games to Xbox One version for $10.

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Online retailer Amazon has launched an Xbox 360 to Xbox One upgrade promotion called "Up Your Game," allowing gamers to pick up the next-generation version of select games for $10.

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Until December 31, 2013, gamers can trade in a select Xbox 360 game and receive a $25 bonus credit toward the same title on Xbox One, in addition to the trade-in value of $25.

Participating titles include Madden NFL 25, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Battlefield 4. Check out the special landing page for more games eligible for the promotion.

The program only applies to Xbox 360 titles traded in for the Xbox One version, not PlayStation 3 to Xbox One or Xbox 360 to PlayStation 4.

GameStop announced a similar offer last week.

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xbox for the win!!!

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@Carl Toolan

How does it shit on xbox live exactly? Value? No no no. Dedicated servers for EVERY GAME!!!! That is all that matters if you have to pay to play. Value?? How about NFL exclusive content... ESPN? Games? Yea sure. Free Dead Rising 2 going on. Plus AC. Plus Halo.

Yeah PS+ sure shits all over live. I think it is the other way around. Have fun with P2P on COD and BF4!!!

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What I understand is that the xbox one is capable of playing old games but that Microsoft decided to make it so the consumer has to pay to be able do it on the new console. I feel like the gaming industry is trying to double, triple dip in every possible way without much effort of their part to give any enhancement just to get more bucks out of the consumers.

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@masterdrat

You sir don't know what you are talking about... AT ALL!

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@masterdrat

no, the architectures of these consoles are different from those of the current gen. which is why you're seeing "select games" (likely the AAA and massive multiplayer ones) being available for trade-in.

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I am posting this comment due to the lack of actual Gamespot member comments :D

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Good deal

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COPMAN221ISBACK

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@Chris Dye this coming from a guy who likes Geek Chic Accessories on his facebook page. BRILLIANT!!!

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@Kris Hixx

Ya, because we all need to have 2 copies of every game...Such a brilliant idea...For them to fill their pockets with your money...

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@Dan Truong

I assume you're being sarcastic...

Also, as to all parties with such offers, it's still stupid...

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Why the hell are there suddenly so many Facebook comments? Get that garbage out of here.

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@Thanatos2k

Literally thinking the same thing...If anything, you can creep and call idiot fanboys out...Some guy busted some Xbox fanboy yesterday for liking Twilight on his Facebook wall...

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@Carl Toolan Some people aren't near pathetic enough to actually prefer one side so much they'll go on rants over it to diss the other side. That's loser talk, well done. There are those of us who may decide we want both. And that's F all to do with you

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@Thomas Sutton You're an idiot if you actually think big decisions like this which involve millions of dollars are made on a whim.

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@RadPro LMAO well said!

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@Kris Hixx Learn to spell, Sony fanny boy. Get a life while "yur" at it.

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xb1 pre ordered babyyyyy yesssss. cant wait.

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@kingoflife9 WowI never met anyone so happy to be bent over and shafted. Enjoy :)

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@COPMAN221ISBACK @kingoflife9

XB1 Day One Edition pre ordered babyyyyy yesssss. Can't wait!

Now you have 2 people you know.

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@David Lucas LOL. Then stop buying any products

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GameStop got to this first. I love when companies copy each other. Either way like I said with the GStop article, this is a good deal and a good idea. Especially with some of the games allowing you to keep your information so you can transfer 360 files to X1...that's cool. Keep the good news coming guys!

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Gamestop has got to be fuming!

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PS and Xbox should just **** and get it over with already. Granted the consumer is making out well at the end of the day. But this back and forth shit... i can tell they are really in love.

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"While others set to change their policies" you heard that MS?, Sony is making fun out of you.

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@Dictatroll Because sony are running out of things to show.....

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@ScottCarey @Dictatroll It was a really unnecessary stab at MS. They should of just stuck with the one up they got at E3 and not have tried to replicate it.

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@ScottCarey I have heard the same thing .

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@ScouseMelon @ScottCarey @Dictatroll Yeah I'm really upset that Sony keeps stabbing other companies like this. I understand the importance of competition...but respect is also important too. They don't respect their competition, and therefore I don't respect them.

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@ScouseMelon @ScottCarey @Dictatroll I also heard that sony also had DRM policies in place before E3 but they changed it at the last second because of the backlash on microsoft

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This is Amazon news. Gamestop is already doing this for both next gen consoles.

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in other news, sony is wowing people with a load of indies hahahahahahah

Yep, they were sure holding their cards lollolololololololo

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@angryguy77 I know, what a joke. They are losing ground very fast from what I see.

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@jpmorello2774 @angryguy77 Just what i was thinking :L seems like sony are running out of things to say, everything else they showed in the conference xbox already has

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@TrueGB @ScottCarey @angryguy77 @jpmorello2774

I'll take a shooter over kncak, octodad or some other indie rehash

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@ScottCarey @angryguy77 @jpmorello2774 Only if you love shooters.

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@angryguy77 @ScottCarey @jpmorello2774 Yer :L I just compared the games i personally find interesting on both consoles and xbox wins with quality and more titles im looking forward to

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@ScottCarey @jpmorello2774

looks like sony not only decided to leave the eye out, but their AAA games as well

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@jpmorello2774

all these promised exclusives and so far it's all reboots or ports. I guess they want that Ouya market hahaha

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@WyteMike77 @BamaGoatt @angryguy77

or that equates to you paying only $10 dollars for the last gen game.


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@BamaGoatt @angryguy77 @WyteMike77

you're only paying $20 for the upgrade. If you are not upgrading, you're paying $60. This is a benefit for the people who don't want to wait for the next gen release. Those people are saving $40.

You also are leaving out the opportunity costs with this.

Both sides benefit from this. MS gets a few more bucks for the total sale, but the consumer who is and "idiot" according to you is also saving some money.

there are a couple ways to look at this. You can use math to make it look good or bad. It's not surprising a drone would try to make it look bad.


Further, if you're saying these games will be the exact same, then I'm guessing you don't think this next generation is offering much.

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If the games were different like if the Xbone version had significantly better graphics than the 360 version, I might be tempted to rebuy really good games to play again. I've replayed many single player games after I upgraded my PC just to experience max graphics.

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@gamer7736

ya, for me, it just has to be a significant upgrade.

i bought the original riddick. i rebought athena at a discounted used price.

THAT is a significant upgrade.

i might rebuy doom3 if it comes down in price and i look it over a bit more, read some reader reviews and its worth it.

but, this article is just a bad joke.

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@BamaGoatt @angryguy77 @WyteMike77 So that you know that i'm following the report here: buy it for 60 cg(current gen). trade-in credit of 25 + additional cred of 25 toward ng(next gen). The ng will cost you 60 and you only have 50 in cred. So whip out the plastic and swipe for another 10. That equates to a $70 ng game.

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My first instinct is to mock anyone who would rebuy a game all over again for another platform if they have already played it/finished it etc. Then I have to stop and think of the console games that have been ported to the PC which I have rebought via Steam or some other method, Brutal Legend, Dark Souls and Prototype to name a few.

Well, at least it beats paying full price for a game all over again.

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@Fursnake But when you rebuy for PC, you still own the other copy.

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@Fursnake

unless you're a drone who finds fault in it. Read further down..

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@BamaGoatt @angryguy77 @WyteMike77 Thank you guys for arguing my point for me. BINGO! Buy current gen game for 60. sell it back for 50 in credit . Now you have to spend an additional 10 to get the next gen copy. My math says 60 + 10 = 70.

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@angryguy77 @BamaGoatt @WyteMike77 ok follow the bouncing ball I said technically makes it $79.99 because you are losing $10 in the transaction and paying $10 to upgrade. Obviously it is $69.99 after upgrading but you are missing $10 you won't get back. It is a common thing in sales slide of hand technique profit off the dumb who don't realise they are actually paying $20 to upgrade.

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This deal is necessary because even though Microsoft has had 8 years to get the next xbox ready, they're still releasing the Xbox One AFTER all the holiday's biggest titles release. lol