If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to an Xbox One X, you might want to do it soon. Between now and November 28, GameStop is running a promotion that gets you a sizable bonus on the trade-in value of other current-gen consoles—provided that you put the credit toward the purchase of an Xbox One X.
How much trade credit you get depends, of course, on which console you trade in. If you have a PS4 Pro lying around that you’re ready to part with, you can get $300 toward an Xbox One X at GameStop. That’s $50 more than you’d get for trading it in for regular GameStop credit.
In perhaps a more likely scenario, you can get $250 toward an Xbox One X for trading in a Nintendo Switch, PS4 Slim, original PS4, or Xbox One S. An original PS4 normally nets you $150 in trade credit, so that’s a nice $100 bonus. And if you’re looking to upgrade to an X from an original Xbox One, you’ll get $200 credit, which is also $100 more than you’d normally get. Seeing as an Xbox One X costs $500, this trade-in deal lets you get one by parting with just $200 to $300 in cash.
The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s mid-generation upgrade model that offers a boost in both power and features over the original Xbox One or Xbox One S. It plays all the same games, but it can render many of them natively in 4K, with HDR for more accurate colors, shorter load times, and improved framerates.
In our Xbox One X review, Jimmy Thang wrote, «While the Xbox One X is an expensive box, from a hardware standpoint, you’re getting a very powerful and capable machine. You’ll be hard pressed to build a comparably powerful PC for $500. On top of that, you get a 4K HDR Blu-ray player, which can cost several hundred dollars on its own.» For more information, you can check out our comparison of all Xbox One models.