GameStop has announced that they will offer a $50 trade-in credit for select Xbox 360 games should you desire to hand those versions in for Xbox One versions of the same game.
In order to participate in this program, you'll have to be a PowerUp Rewards member and you'll to have bought the game you want to trade in within 30 days of its original release date. You'll receive the $50 coupon via e-mail in your PowerUp Rewards Active Offers. The coupons expire December 31, 2013.
The games that are eligible for this trade-in program include "Call of Duty: Ghosts," "Madden 25," "FIFA 14," "Battlefield 4," and "Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag." All of these games with retail for $59.99, meaning that the cost of upgrading from the Xbox 360 version of "Battlefield 4" to the Xbox One version of "Battlefield 4" will cost you $10, for example. It's currently unknown whether GameStop will offer this credit with any more games. Read the full press release here.
That's kind of Microsoft, but we could have avoided this if Microsoft had simply made the Xbox One backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, which would give it a very significant edge against the PS4. It would also serve as a strong justification for the higher $100 price. The standard PS4 retails for $399, while a base model Xbox One costs $499.
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