GameStop: Trade In Fat PS3, Get $150 Towards PS3 Slim
So you're sitting there with your old "fat" PlayStation 3, watching all our coverage of the new PS3 Slim and saying to yourself, "damn, that's sexy...I want it...but am I going to upgrade?"
Well, GameStop replies, "yeah, you just might wanna." It's not the deal of the century or anything, but if you want to trade in your old PS3 towards the new PS3 Slim, you will get $150 off the price of the latter, which cuts that $299 price tag in half immediately. If you've got a few games you plan to get rid of, that will help as well, and although we're not sure if you can stack the deals, there's something else to consider: if you trade in a PS2 Slim with two controllers and a memory card, you'll get $50 towards the PS3 Slim. If you can pile the two deals atop one another, that's $200 off the snazzy redesigned PS3... We're not sure if you can do the latter, though, and we have the feeling the $150 offer may not apply to the 20GB PS3. We've contacted a few stores in the area and they seem to be a little hazy on that aspect; one said they had to "find out" if you could get $150 for the 20GB machine while the other said something along the lines of, "uh...I'm not sure...I think so...?" But as far as the 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB machines are concerned, they're pretty clear on the matter; the trade-in deal is a go. You just need the stuff that came in the box (and you don't even need the Ethernet cable).
Of course, a lot of you may not want to do this because your precious 60GB model has full backwards compatibility for both PS1 and PS2 software. That's perfectly understandable. But for the rest of you, maybe this is all very, very enticing...
8/29/2009 Ben Dutka