Despite all the hate for Microsoft’s next-gen system, I’m sure there’s a few of you who are interested in its boxy corners, the persistent eye of the Kinect camera and its unswappable hard drive. Likewise Sony fans must be eagerly rubbing their hands together, waiting for that day in November when they can truly become part of the next generation – but what about the cost? Even though one is less than the other, neither are cheap. So how to go about getting hold of one?
Fortunately, GAME is aiming to make this easier, by offering a high price trade-in program for certain games if you use them to help pay for the cost of your new system. Therefore, anyone upgrading from their 360 or PS3 to a shiny new Xbox One or PS4, could save a few quid going this route.
You’ll need to have specific games to do it though. Currently the only ones listed as part of the scheme (thanks MCV) are: FIFA 2014, Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts. Presumably these ones have been chosen since they hold their value better than others.
For each of those games that you take with you, GAME will grant you £40 towards your upgrade, meaning at best you knock off £120 from the price of a next-gen system. This would bring a PS4 down to £230 and an Xbox One to £310.
KitGuru Says: How many of you are getting these games on your 360 or PS3 anyway? Does the money off make you think twice about potentially upgrading to either of the new consoles?