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    Microsoft offering $100 of store credit when you trade in a PS3 or Xbox 360

    Microsoft is offering $100 of store credit when you trade in your PS3 or Xbox 360.

    The offer is available in select Microsoft retail stores in Canada, Puerto Rico, and the US from January 23 March 2.
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    http://www.vg247.com/2014/01/30/micr...3-or-xbox-360/

    Now, if I lived in the US, hadn't previously bought a PS4, I still wouldn't be tempted to do this. I just don't want the Xbox One

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    Well I still use my Xbox 360 & PS3 for my daughter, as we have a loads of games we play on them, so even if I could use this, I'd be no better off over buying a PS4 & I'd lose my gaming system that my kid loves. No thanks.
    And in th eUK, the Xbone is still 100 more than the PS4, so again, not a great deal.

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    Will you abandon the Playstation 3 for an Xbox One?

    There is this news right now that says that Microsoft is offering credits for buying an Xbox One if you trade in your Playstation 3. I think, this is really cheap on Microsoft's part. Goes to show how Xbox One is sorely losing to the Playstation 4 which is why the desperation. Here's the link to the story:

    $100 off for Xbox One, Trade in PS3.

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    lolzzzz

    Its one thing if retailers would do this,who cares..but microsoft themselves? Gimme a break...lol
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    Damn microsoft is cheap sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsidian View Post
    Damn microsoft is cheap sometimes.
    ...and desperate

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    ... and really low. Microsoft is behaving like those small companies trying desperately to sell their products. If they want to sell their console, do it head on fair and square. Such a cheap move to get people to buy the Xbox One. This is indirectly admitting that they are losing to Sony, who's the guy that thought that this was a good idea.
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    That's pretty low from Microsoft

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    Pretty low? They are a corporation trying to make money. This is no charity. I could care less what they do.

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    $100? lol They're also offering $100 for the Xbox 360 -and officially saying that their console is no better then the competitions
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    Well that's interesting! I mean I agree with other people that is is pretty low of Microsoft, but what a great marketing concept to get Playstation users to make the switch without much effort from Microsoft. I must admit, trading in my old PS3 for a chunk of money of a current gen console sounds great.

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    No thanks, I'll keep my ps3, and play next gen games on my PS4. No need for a Xbone.

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    While I will never get rid of my PS3 this deal is not as bad as most of you think. Microsoft is actually giving $30 more then EB games/Game stop. They are only offering $70. To be honest though I wouldn't even trade in my 360 for a Xbone.

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    I agree, it does feel a bit desperate, but only a bit in my view and it's far from being unfathomable as a marketing tactic. However, I would have only considered it had they offered at least $200 off for trading the PS3, because taking a hundred dollars off would only put their price at the same price as PS4, and given that option I'd rather just have both a new console and still get to keep my old one. I doubt this tactic would work, but I'd love to see the results after it's over.

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    I won't be turning in my PS3 for an X1 and I'm just keeping my Xbox 360.

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    Mod note: 2 threads merged. Thanks KMJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Mod note: 2 threads merged. Thanks KMJ
    No worries

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    Gotta love it

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    Does this stack up? I have 360, PS3, and PS4, considering trading in 360 and PS3 for a Xbox 1, anyone know if I could trade in 360 and PS3 for $200?

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    Sacrifice your PS3 to Microsoft, get the inferior nextgen console at the same price as a PS4.

    Microsoft jumped the shark.

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    It really seems like it. They knew $499 wasn't a hot price.

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    Gotta love it
    Brilliant.

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    That's $2 per level. Not for a normal video game level, but an Angry Birds level. Might as well go to Newgrounds at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDaCool View Post
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    Gotta love it
    LOL spot on! Did Sony make that image? Either way, like I said, I think MS could really have avoided this joke if only they offered a bit more - at least $150.

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    That is a low blow from Microsoft. I think there is no point in this console war. I have both, and they both have their ups and downs. Now this shows how desperate Microsoft is to promoting their Xbox One. I won't be surprised if Sony did the same.

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    This is interesting since... I mean it kind of looks really trifling. Then again there is that whole - "Hundred dollars you don't need to spend, but we're charging you anyway" thing regarding the Kinect. Speaking of which is the Kinect 2.0 all that everyone hoped for? Is it the best thing ever? I don't know - nobody is talking about it.

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    Hmmm I've realized that microsot's doing a lot of these trade-in promotions these days. They were doing another one with the surface last fall and now they're doing another with windows xp where you get a 100 dollar credit for switching to windows 8 when buying a new laptop from the msft store. Just a tip: the windows xp promotion is a waste of time because the microsoft store's laptop prices are much higher than what you can get on amazon.

 

 
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