In an attempt to get gamers to convert from Playstation to Xbox, Microsoft has conjured up a very ridiculous promotion. Customers who trade in their PS3 consoles will receive $100 off of a new Xbox One console. Haha, very funny, Microsoft. We all know that the PS3 could fetch at least $100 if not more by selling on Craigslist, Ebay or Amazon. Plus, since the PS4 is $100 cheaper than the Xbox One, we could always save our PS3’s and grab a PS4 without sacrifice. The Xbox One is currently priced at $499, while the PS4 is $100 cheaper at a price of $399. Why is the Xbone more expensive, one may ask? Because Kinect, that’s why.
The promotion is running until February 28th, and is valid in Microsoft retail stores and cannot be obtained online. The PS3 must be in good working order and have no cracks or water/liquid damage.
Wow, what a crappy deal. That’s basically like trading in your PS3 for a Kinect, which comes bundled with the Xbox One. Not only is the deal a super shitty one, the chances of converting members of the Playstation camp into Xbox fans is tantamount to discovering the image of Jesus on your charred toast. Console allegiance runs deep, especially in this generation of consoles. Chances are PS3 owners are going to upgrade to a PS4 when they get the chance, and for $100 less than the Xbox One. Plus, with the amount of awesome games Sony is giving out to PS Plus members this year, giving up your PS3 would be a horrible move.
So, what do you think about Microsoft’s latest promotion? Does it sound good to you, or does it piss you off? Let us know in the comments.