Microsoft Offer To ‘Ditch’ Your Old PS3 With A New Xbox One
Gabriel Roşu / 3 years ago
Tired of your PlayStation3? How about your old Xbox 360? Have you thought of upgrading to an Xbox One but haven’t been able to ‘ditch’ your old console? Well you’re in luck, because Microsoft apparently has an offer to take your worn-out console off your hands.
Microsoft has stepped up its marketing recently. In promotional emails, the software giant is offering $100 towards an Xbox One when people “ditch” Sony’s PlayStation 3. The trade-in deal is only available at Microsoft’s retail stores in the US, and it applies to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 S, or Xbox 360 E. The promotion reduces the $100 gap, and brings the Xbox One price down to the same $399 as the PlayStation 4. Given a base model PS3 retails for around $200 right now, it’s not a bad offer if you have a slightly aging PlayStation 3.
However, if Microsoft is hoping this latest promotion will tempt PlayStation 3 owners by reducing the Xbox One cost, it might find that Sony console owners simply keep their old PS3 and pay $399 for a PlayStation 4. But don’t stop and think about it if you are interested, because Microsoft has it on a limited offer basis. The reported date on Microsoft’s official site states that the offer is valid between January 23rd and March 2nd, 2014. So hurry up and take your console if you think you are considering a next-gen.