Amazon is accepting Day One Xbox One consoles for trade-in, and the value of the trade-in is more than enough to buy a brand new PlayStation 4. Amazon will pay $427.50 for a Day One Xbox One, while a new PS4, if you can even find one — Amazon and many other retailers are currently sold out, unless you’re willing to pay a highly marked-up price — retails for $399.99.
The Xbox One retails for $499.99, but Amazon is specifically looking for Day One editions, not standard editions. The Day One edition of a console is usually considered something special. Once they’re sold out, their price skyrockets. They usually sell out before the launch date of the console through pre-orders, but, as GamerFitNation reported, some retailers hadn’t sold out of Day One Xbox Ones over a week after the Xbox One launched, while both standard and Day One PS4s have sold out rapidly and are still difficult to find for retail price.
Amazon is buying Day One editions for 85% of the retail price, which is the same value they’re putting on standard edition PlayStation 4s. It seems like gamers aren’t placing as high a value on the Day One Xbox One as they’ve placed on Day One consoles in the past. This may be a result of Xbox One not doing as well expected, especially if those who bought a Day One console, who are usually the most dedicated to a console, aren’t as happy with the Xbox One as they thought they would be. The fact that the trade-in value of a Day One Xbox One is more than enough money to buy a new PS4 may be amusing to critics of the Xbox One, considering that one of the complaints about the Xbox One is that its price is so much higher than the PS4.
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