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    Microsoft offers $100 to 'ditch your PS3' for an Xbox One

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    While the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches started off with Microsoft and Sony trading congratulatory tweets, 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 PS3, 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 ageing 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.
    MS, how about you "ditch" Kinect and then we will talk? I'll keep my PS3.....thanks tho.
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    desperate times = desperate measures

    Sony wouldn't pull this kind of nonsense

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    To be fair, the trade in includes 360 S or E. the verge's title, not mine.

    edit: here is the ad....certainly focused on PS3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/30/53...or-an-xbox-one



    MS, how about you "ditch" Kinect and then we will talk? I'll keep my PS3.....thanks tho.
    lol fair play.

    but it's clever marketing.

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    "$100 credit for jumping the fence Microsoft? There's a catch, isn't there?"

    This is really clever though. Mitigate the 100$ price difference. Targeting PS3 owners. Taking advantage of having stock available..

    (Love how they use the same style ad as they used when congratulating Sony on their launch day.)
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    we all know they will make far more back by reselling that PS3 for a much higher price XD

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    Jesus MS, what next?

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    Ok... I was wrong. Happy?

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    this does not make sense.

    if i do this i am down one kickass console.

    at $399 i can buy a PS4 instead and have TWO kickass consoles....

    why buy XB1 at $399 and only have one console?

    MS needs some math classes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fijiandoce View Post
    this does not make sense.

    if i do this i am down one kickass console.

    at $399 i can buy a PS4 instead and have TWO kickass consoles....

    why buy XB1 at $399 and only have one console?

    MS needs some math classes
    lol good point. i am definitely enjoying having two consoles for the first time. i have never done this in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fijiandoce View Post
    this does not make sense.

    if i do this i am down one kickass console.

    at $399 i can buy a PS4 instead and have TWO kickass consoles....

    why buy XB1 at $399 and only have one console?

    MS needs some math classes
    That is what I am thinking. If nothing else, MS is highlighting the price difference between the X1 and the PS4.
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    I have to say this. If Microsoft keeps tossing money out of their till like this, I don't expect a new console the next time around. The reason being is this same type of thing bit them in the ass the last go around and yet they keep on throwing money around recklessly. I wouldn't be surpised to see the next CEO as well as the shareholders just pull out.

    This is now more money they are going to have to make back. LOL It just doesn't end with this company. WOW!

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    Lol, how can I ditch those awesome games that I own on my ps3. Gave me a free xbo for my ps3 and all games, then I will think about your offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    To be fair, the trade in includes 360 S or E. the verge's title, not mine.

    edit: here is the ad....certainly focused on PS3.

    That is definitely not the ad at all. lol Helps to READ..



    Here is the real ad:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi_God View Post
    I have to say this. If Microsoft keeps tossing money out of their till like this, I don't expect a new console the next time around. The reason being is this same type of thing bit them in the ass the last go around and yet they keep on throwing money around recklessly. I wouldn't be surpised to see the next CEO as well as the shareholders just pull out. This is now more money they are going to have to make back. LOL It just doesn't end with this company. WOW!
    But Substance told me that MS has tons of money to throw away so theyre not worried at all and Sony would do the same thing but cant afford to as they teeter on the brink of bankruptcy. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    That is definitely not the ad at all. lol Helps to READ..



    Here is the real ad:



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    i don't get it.

    @demi/crow. no i don't think this even matters. they are still getting something for it. if anything, it's a loss to you to sell your valuable PS3 for a mere $100. they can turn around and resell that for $150.

    also, even if they had given this money away, it doesn't mean anything. don't forget that Sony subsidized the BD in their PS3s almost entirely.

    i could easily imagine the console being cheaper than the 360 otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    That is definitely not the ad at all. lol Helps to READ..



    Here is the real ad:



    /thread
    Um.....thanks, but I DID read. That, apparently, was the ad in the email. Either way, I don't see how what you posted ends the thread.
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    Um.....thanks, but I DID read. That, apparently, was the ad in the email. Either way, I don't see how what you posted ends the thread.
    Said to come from an email to a gaf user? lol. Nice of him getting the email. I haven't seen it yet.




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    why would that matter?

    EDIT: oh i get it. you were talking about the email and gaf user whatever that i was focused on that.

    yeah, it seems like it's a sensationalist thing and "ditch your PS3" does sound unprofessional and unbelievable.

    good catch. though it's still interesting to note that they are willing to take your PS3 too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercrow View Post
    But Substance told me that MS has tons of money to throw away so theyre not worried at all and Sony would do the same thing but cant afford to as they teeter on the brink of bankruptcy. lol
    LOL be that as it may, that money wasn't made from the Xbox but rather patents and Window OS's. Because of that, if the Xbox is taking money from those other divisions as support, which it's been doing, consider this system the last one if they keep on tossing money like they are currently doing. Microsoft should know that money doesn't always equal success and with the 360 and PS3, it was proven since MS didn't dominate which is what they were trying to do.

    I think this will be the last system and after this, they will make money off of patents and just publishing game titles. to be realistic, they would make far more money that way compared to right now.

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    So even MS retail stores prefer having SONY consoles in inventory than X1?

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    Horrible deal. You can get more by just selling your console.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi_God View Post
    LOL be that as it may, that money wasn't made from the Xbox but rather patents and Window OS's. Because of that, if the Xbox is taking money from those other divisions as support, which it's been doing, consider this system the last one if they keep on tossing money like they are currently doing. Microsoft should know that money doesn't always equal success and with the 360 and PS3, it was proven since MS didn't dominate which is what they were trying to do.

    I think this will be the last system and after this, they will make money off of patents and just publishing game titles. to be realistic, they would make far more money that way compared to right now.
    You obviously didn't see their last report of their profits. They are making buttloads of money and its not just from windows.

    In our earnings note published earlier, we stated that the device product launch will drive revenue growth for Microsoft in Q2. Microsoft’s hardware revenues were buoyed by growth in Surface sales and Xbox-One shipments. While Surface revenues more than doubled, increasing to $893 million from $400 million in Q1, the company sold 7.4 million Xbox console units, which led to $1.2 billion in Xbox Platform revenue, up 54%. As a result, revenue for hardware devices was up $1.9 billion or 68% to $4.7 billion.http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspe...ster-revenues/
    I can't believe some of you think they still aren't making money off xbox. Even though they are being outsold they are doing much better than the rival who recently has had their credit rating downgrade to junk for the second time.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ed-junk-674399


    As for the ad, its just marketing IMO. people trade in old consoles for new ones all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    You obviously didn't see their last report of their profits. They are making buttloads of money and its not just from windows.


    I can't believe some of you think they still aren't making money off xbox. Even though they are being outsold they are doing much better than the rival who recently has had their credit rating downgrade to junk for the second time.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ed-junk-674399


    As for the ad, its just marketing IMO. people trade in old consoles for new ones all the time.
    While that last part is true, they are totally different businesses.

    SCE for one has been healthy, and apart from Son'y insurance division, is the only one I can think of that does any good for them.

    Difference? Many people don't watch movies/consume media (Sony pictures, music etc) the way people and business consume windows.

    Which do you think, logically, will make more money?

    I'd like to see the profits between XBox Division vs PlayStation division, rather than the companies as a whole. Which is kinda unfair to compare them anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    You obviously didn't see their last report of their profits. They are making buttloads of money and its not just from windows.


    I can't believe some of you think they still aren't making money off xbox. Even though they are being outsold they are doing much better than the rival who recently has had their credit rating downgrade to junk for the second time.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ed-junk-674399


    As for the ad, its just marketing IMO. people trade in old consoles for new ones all the time.
    And it's not from Xbox One either. lol Their patents, royalties from other things, and windows OS. Certainly not from the Xbox One right now. You can debate this with me but show me right now that Microsoft is actually making that "Buttload" of money from Xbox One and Xbox 360. Show me the billions and billions they've made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K2D View Post
    This is really clever though. Mitigate the 100$ price difference. Targeting PS3 owners. Taking advantage of having stock available..
    I choose to retract my earlier statement. The amount of backlash Microsoft is getting about this is spectacular. *amazed*

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