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How To Sell Or Trade-In Your Old PS4 Or Xbox One

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Before you put your old PS4 or Xbox One in storage and forget about them, consider making some extra cash or even donating them instead.

The next generation has arrived. Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / Series S launch this week, which means you may be upgrading from your PS4 or Xbox One hardware. The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will, for the most part, let you continue using your prior games library with better performance and visual upgrades, and that may prompt you to offload your old PS4 or Xbox One to save space or make a little extra cash. If you're looking to trade-in your current-gen console, here are some options to consider.


GameStop is known for trading used games and hardware, so naturally, it may be the first place you look to trade-in your old console. The games retailer previously offered a more generous amount of trade credit if used toward the preorder of a new console, but that offer appears to be over now that the new consoles are out. The updated trade-in values for your old consoles are slightly less now, but they're still enough to buy a few games or accessories to go with your new hardware.

  • Nintendo Switch, PS4 Pro, Xbox One X -- $175
  • PS4 Slim 1TB -- $140
  • Nintendo Switch Lite -- $125
  • PS4 500GB -- $100
  • Xbox One 500GB -- $75


Online retail giant Amazon offers trade-in values for electronics, with value awarded in Amazon gift cards after you ship it to a trade center (which is free). Amazon's trade-in process takes longer than the instant turnaround of going to a GameStop store, and the trade values are mostly lower. But the free shipping is convenient, and an Amazon gift card can be used for a much wider range of products than GameStop offers.

  • PS4 Pro -- $155
  • PS4 -- $150
  • PS4 Slim 1TB -- $140
  • Xbox One X -- $135
  • Nintendo Switch -- $130
  • Nintendo Switch Lite -- $67.50
  • Xbox One 500 GB -- $55


Resale site Decluttr uses a similar model as Amazon, offering free shipping for your used goods. Unlike Amazon, though, DeCluttr pays in cash via direct deposit, PayPal, or check. The values are roughly comparable to Amazon for most models. Through December 7, it's also offering 10% cash back on trades with a promo code "SELLNOW".

  • Xbox One X, PS4 Pro -- $140
  • PS4 Slim 1TB -- $110
  • PS4 1TB -- $100
  • Xbox One S -- $90
  • Xbox One -- $50

Charitable Giving

If you don't need the extra money and just want your old console to help make some kids happy, consider donating it. Hospitals are often looking for games and hardware to keep kids in their pediatric ward entertained. However, be sure to call the hospital ahead of time to see if they're currently taking donations. You can also rely on an organization like Gamers Outreach, which will either repurpose your console or use the funds raised from selling it.

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Steve Watts

Steve Watts has loved video games since that magical day he first saw Super Mario Bros. at his cousin's house. He's been writing about games as a passion project since creating his own GeoCities page, and has been reporting, reviewing, and interviewing in a professional capacity for 14 years. He is GameSpot's preeminent expert on Hearthstone, a title no one is particularly fighting him for, but he'll claim it anyway.

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