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Microsoft: "Ditch" Your PS3, We'll Give You Xbox One For $399

Ready to "ditch" your old PlayStation 3 in favor of an Xbox One?

If you're willing, Microsoft has a deal for you, as spotted by a NeoGAF member: A new promotion asks gamers to "ditch" their PS3 at one of Microsoft's stores in the US. If they do so, they'll get the Xbox One for only $399, which is $100 less than normal retail cost.

This trade-in also applies to old Xbox 360 systems as well, but that's not what takes center-stage in the ad, is it? The offer runs through March 2 and requires that the trade-in consoles be in good working condition. It's not a coincidence that the competition - namely, the PS4 - is priced at $399. Analysts and industry insiders have been saying for months that the price difference is the biggest problem for Microsoft right now.

So, why not try to lure some PlayStation fans to their side? Makes perfect sense, right? This definitely sounds like a pretty standard Microsoft tactic, doesn't it?

Tags: xbox one, microsoft, xbox one promotion, ps3, playstation 3

1/30/2014 9:53:33 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (54 posts)

xenris
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 10:14:45 PM
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Safe 100 dollars and just buy a PS4 instead :D

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Simcoe
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 10:37:20 PM

...And keep your PS3!

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Xombito
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:19:01 PM

'nuff said.

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Underdog15
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 12:12:18 AM

Or sell the PS3 used on ebay for $150+ and buy a PS4 at a net cost of $249 or less.

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infamousgodV2_0
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 7:14:04 AM

@ xenris
Its save not safe yet everyone here gives you a thumbs up without reading lol

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Underdog15
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 7:40:20 AM

@infamous
With him, it's clearly a typo. He's regularly a well spoken and thought out individual.

When people ride you for your grammar, it's because they've become so annoyed at the regular inadequacies that they just want to help you.

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xenris
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 9:50:37 AM

Thank you for pointing out the typo, its actually a common typo for me, the F and V are right above and below one another and I make this typo more than I would like. It is a tiny bit frustrating online when you make a typo and your whole statement gets overlooked because of it.

@underdog thanks for backing me up while I was not around :)

@Simcoe, and of course keep your PS3 that was what I meant :)

Last edited by xenris on 1/31/2014 9:51:43 AM

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slow and smart
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 11:04:37 AM

agree combo of xenris and simcoe.
Buy a ps4 [now or later] and keep the ps3

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PC_Max
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 10:15:32 PM
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Wow! Didn't think the times were desperate fro MS. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

I am sure a number of people will do the deal. Its really not much of a deal, but to some consumers to get on the next gen boat... just might be desperate enough.

Keep playing... and I am keeping my PS3 thank you very much!!

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Knightzane
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 10:22:19 PM
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Couldn't help but laugh. If this is what it's come to, its obvious microsofts in a bigger problem than most realize.

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Dell Taco
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 10:26:39 PM
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This just looks like what at&t is doing with T-Mobile customers and vice versa. Even this lame tactic to grab people isn't original. Keep those PlayStations people and you won't regret it:)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 10:31:00 PM
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Oh wow man, these are dire straights indeed. MS has been rocked back on its heels from a devastating southpaw uppercut. Can anyone stop the bleeding?

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DarthNemesis
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 10:33:41 PM
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LOL I have never seen a company in gaming do this.Sega had more dignity when they released the DC.

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556pineapple
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:05:38 PM
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Yeah, but then I have to buy a bunch of new games and give up my old library, including The Last of Us! Not to mention, I'd lose a piece of my soul in the process.

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KingRed
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:29:53 PM

Soul what ya need that for? When you got an XBone. I kid I kd

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Snaaaake
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:21:31 PM
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Wait, they can do that?
Did Microsoft struck a deal with Sony?

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Lone Wanderer
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:21:52 PM
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Not ever going to happen! Why not? I'll give you 5 reasons. 1) I'm loyal to Playstation 2)I will continue to be using my 500GB PS3 for some time.3)Xbox Live is required for everything.4) I have amassed a large library of games.5) Microsoft is a dirty,low blow, cheap tactic employing dispicable joke of a company and the people within it a horrible example of humanity! BECAUSE THATS WHY.

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FatherSun
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 7:20:48 AM

#3 is important. Not only is Xbox Live NOT free but the PS3 is the only system that does NOT require a subscription to play online. A great reason to keep it. Not to mention that I have about 80 games for the PS3. Maybe MS will buy your hands too.

Edit. Meant to say: Maybe MS will buy your GAMES too but then again.. They'd probably buy you HANDS too if given the opportunity.

Last edited by FatherSun on 1/31/2014 7:23:06 AM

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Xombito
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:22:40 PM
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Now Sony would just have to counter with trading 360's and a get a PS4 for even cheaper!

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KingRed
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:32:32 PM

Sony wouldn't need too.

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Underdog15
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 7:41:32 AM

haha only problem would be Sony could only realistically offer $50 off.

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JackDillinger89
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:23:08 PM
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So I get to trade my ps3 and save $100 and pay $399 for a equally powerful system? lmao

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Brighat
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:23:26 PM
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Yet another story to start console wars on the major video game sites. IGN had 6500+ comments about this and GS had 3300 from lonely males who have nothing better to do but spam the comments section with their poor attempts at being adult or clever. We really have to do something about these single men.

If this is true, this is another sad chapter in the Xbox One's existence. Nobody is going to trade in their PS3 console when they can find a buyer on eBay or Kijiji. A PS3 is worth more than $100. The PS3 is also a lot more desirable at this point than the Xbone. At the rate the Xbone is going, the PS3 is always going to be the more desirable of the two.

Of course, this is coming the same week that there is a rumored new SKU of the Xbone that will be $399 but it won't be the NSA-approved Kinect 2.0 that is removed, it won't be the hard drive that is removed, it will be the Blu-Ray that is removed. That would mean everything would have to be bought digitally.

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KingRed
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:36:40 PM

The rumored SKU sounds like a paper weight to me.

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Oxvial
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 11:46:15 PM
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Hahahahahaha oh boy MS just flopped hard, they are lucky Nintendo are more ruined.

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Underdog15
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 12:15:39 AM
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First PS3 that popped up on ebay used is going for $153 right now.

On Amazon, the cheapest is $119. Second is $159. Seems to me like $100 is a rip-off no matter what you upgrade to.

Oddly enough, the cheapest used 360 is $86 (and $88 respectively).... In that case, it's apparently a decent deal....

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wiiplay
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 12:21:59 AM
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I intend to buy an Xbox One anyways, and would much rather keep my PS3 for last generation gaming goodness.

Thanks for the offer Microsoft, but I'm afraid I must deny your stupidity... at least this time.

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newchef
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 12:51:44 AM
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whats M$ gonna do with all those Ps3s? take the cells out and try to make the XBone evolve?

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Lord carlos
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 1:05:17 AM
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Why get rid of free online gaming!?!
derp

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Lawless SXE
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 1:49:33 AM
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If I was in the US, I'd be tempted. My old PS3's about ten hours away from yellow lighting if the sound of it is any indication... But then, the PS4 comes first on my next gen console list.

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JROD0823
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 3:12:09 AM
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Lol, the $100 price difference is the last thing that is making the PS4 more popular.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 10:54:46 AM

It really isn't the "last thing."

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JROD0823
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 12:14:41 PM

Fair enough Ben.

It's the second to last thing. :P

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 3:36:14 AM
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As next gen systems are not backwards compatible with my PS3 discs there is no chance of me getting rid of my PS3... That isn't even a good estimate for its value.

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Kiryu
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 4:25:30 AM
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Here's Great and sensible response
junkiemonkeys . com/ crafty-gamer-strikes-back-at-microsoft-ad-with-a-creative-ad-of-his-own /

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infamousgodV2_0
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 7:08:18 AM
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lol thanks but no thanks microsoft. i'll keep my Ps3 hooked up right next to my Ps4.

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JackC8
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 7:24:15 AM
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How about I trade my PS3 for an Xbox One and they give me $400?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 10:55:04 AM

HA.

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telly
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 11:22:22 AM

zing :)

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Sir Dan
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 7:25:01 AM
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HAHA what a desperate bunch of tools MS is.

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FatherSun
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 7:31:20 AM
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MS wants to BUY this generation more than the last. Sounds like they simply refuse to lose or at least be satisfied with their momentum. The X isn't doing bad. Just not as good as the 4. If they are willing to do something like this so soon imagine what they will do if and when the X gets pounded by the PS4 in sales.

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darxed
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 9:03:39 AM
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uhmm... just gonna leave this here...

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=98959568&postcount=252

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 11:59:07 AM

haha yes

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Condemnedsoul23
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 10:50:04 AM
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Ha NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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telly
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 11:11:02 AM
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No question, a sign of desperation. The marketing/communications for Xbox One has been, um interesting from the get-go. And now this? This strongly, strongly suggests Microsoft execs have analyzed the data, and found the outlook to be bleak.

As a side note, how smart does Sony look now giving away a bona fide BOUNTY of great PS3 games for free via PS Plus? I knew I was right to hang on to that console, even when I got my PS4. I still play the 3 at least as much as the 4, just so many awesome games being offered and more on the way all the time.

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slow and smart
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 11:16:49 AM
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Cheaper Xbox One model for 2014 rumor at some sites like gamespot.
Maybe at the end of 2014?And then Sony goes again under the price of the xbox ;)

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telly
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 11:21:14 AM
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Also, I feel inclined to point out -- how many 360 owners would gladly upgrade to an Xbox One if it was fully backward compatible? I will keep saying it, it is a tremendous disincentive to buy a new console when it doesn't play your old games. MS went about this the wrong way -- the huge 360 install base out there would be MUCH more inclined to upgrade to their new system, despite it's high price and questionable specs and game lineup, if they could take their treasured 360 library with them. A huge, costly mistake by MS.

Sony at least has the excuse that going from Cell to x86 architecture made it virtually impossible to have PS3 games play on PS4. What's MS's excuse?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 11:59:30 AM

agreed

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Shauneepeak
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 1:32:42 PM
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Might have been a smart move if PS3s weren't selling on Craigslist for $150+ all the time and if the PS4, a more powerful system, was not also $399 so you could simply keep your PS3 and still buy the PS4 for the same price.

Also anyone who already has a PS3 probably has it for a reason seeing as the X360 was the cheaper option all of last Gen.

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VictorDeLeon
Sunday, February 02, 2014 @ 12:11:58 PM
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I don't get how Microsoft with such unethical practices and despite of both competition and customers never got condemned in court.

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EagerGamer
Sunday, February 02, 2014 @ 1:01:57 PM
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Omg thanks Microsoft! I so want to get rid of free online gaming and all of the games I've bought for playstation (giving you all the cards - you're the Apple of the gaming world) and all that saved data and records and trophies that I've spent time achieving so I can pay for online and pay the same price as a PS4 for an inferior product with an inferior gaming like up with no previous xbox history/records. When I could, you know, KEEP those things I mentioned about my ps3 and, like, pay the same price you're claiming is a good deal for yours for a superior product and then not lose the stuff I've already got too and get a better gaming line up including exclusives :D

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Ather
Sunday, February 02, 2014 @ 1:22:19 PM
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For $399, get PS4, and PS Now to play your PS3 game son your PS4.

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ChloeAngelCat
Sunday, February 02, 2014 @ 7:30:16 PM
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Microsoft is desperated
There is no way ps3 owners are going to give their ps3 system for xbox one

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pillz81
Friday, February 14, 2014 @ 12:16:20 PM
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What are they gonna do to the PS3s they get?

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