You know, now that we can pre-order the PlayStation 4, many are seriously considering ditching their PS3s.
Personally, I wouldn't dream of doing that just yet, not with Beyond: Two Souls and Grand Theft Auto V on the horizon (and you'll want to keep it for The Last Of Us , too). But as the year progresses and the holidays loom large, GameStop always starts with the trade-in deals. With new hardware, it's traditionally expected that the retailer will offer some sort of bonus when trading in old hardware for a new replacement.
Remember when the new PS3 Slims came out and GameStop was offering $150 in trade for the old fatties? That was a huge deal, especially because it translated to a 50% discount on the new console that was priced at $300. And with two new systems coming out at the end of this year, you should anticipate seeing some pretty nifty trade-in deals. In fact, those deals might start popping up sooner than you think, so don't drop all your cash just yet. When the time comes, you might be able to get a nice big chunk for your old system. It'd be nice to get $150 again, wouldn't it?
The good news is that I have extreme difficulty thinking of any PS3 or 360 games set for 2014 that I want, and won't be able to play on the new consoles. Are there any? That's just more incentive to trade in the PS3 or 360 towards the fancy new systems. Then again, if you're a true collector, you'd never dream of doing any such thing, now would you? 😉