Playstation 4 Console + Minecraft - only £199.99 when you trade-in a PS3 and ANY 5 games @ GAME
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Playstation 4 Console + Minecraft - only £199.99 when you trade-in a PS3 and ANY 5 games @ GAME

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Found 24th Apr 2015
Seems like a good deal if you're planning on trading in your PS3 for a PS4.

Typical trade-in value without taking advantage of the offer would likely be a lot less, more like £50-60 if you're trading naff games.

Does come with some limitations:

1. Console must be A or B Grade 120GB/160GB/250GB/320GB Slim or 500GB Super Slim
2. Games must be in original packaging
3. No multiple copies of games permitted

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Original Poster

For those of you struggling with the maths here, typical trade-in value for a PS3 console is ~£55. 5 naff games could get you a grand total of £5. That's £60 trade in against the £90 discount here. Yes, you could ebay. This is easier though. It's a solution for those people who have a PS3 and some rubbish games.

Are people voting cold simply because they don't have a PS3 to trade in?

I agree with the above. Ebay could raise you more, but the perk with this deal is that you leave with the console, and get to use 5 games that cex or game would give you 25p trade in normally!

Well I've given it some heat, it's certainly worth some consideration.

I had 2 PS3's as one kept stuttering during game play. I traded that one in for a PS4 with WatchDogs for £250, and the guy at GAME didn't even notice it, he was just so happy that I was going to take out insurance on the PS4 lol. Great deal in my opinion.

Please note that they don't accept games like FIFA 08, 09, 10, 11, Pro Evo 2008 etc.

dansax

For those of you struggling with the maths here, typical trade-in value … For those of you struggling with the maths here, typical trade-in value for a PS3 console is ~£55. 5 naff games could get you a grand total of £5. That's £60 trade in against the £90 discount here. Yes, you could ebay. This is easier though. It's a solution for those people who have a PS3 and some rubbish games.Are people voting cold simply because they don't have a PS3 to trade in?


Don't worry if people vote cold, a fair few will benefit from this deal.

I'm feeling quite tempted by this deal actually. My children like playing Infinity though and already have the 2.0 PS3 starter pack, so I would only need the actual game disc. I've done a quick search but I doubt I'll be able to buy it on it's own. Would a second hand disc work OK?

heat added, not a great deal but certainly a good deal, plenty of games at poundland for a quid

Have some heat

bunkum100

I'm feeling quite tempted by this deal actually. My children like playing … I'm feeling quite tempted by this deal actually. My children like playing Infinity though and already have the 2.0 PS3 starter pack, so I would only need the actual game disc. I've done a quick search but I doubt I'll be able to buy it on it's own. Would a second hand disc work OK?



A second hand disk would be fine and would work with you ps3 base and all your figures there has been a few about on eBay around £20 item number 321730540425 or you can usually pick up the ps4 version of the toy box set with 2 figures for around £25 item number 141646312924
Edited by: "Dean2k14" 24th Apr 2015

Heat added by the way could be useful to some people and the ones who don't have a use for it sgouldnt vote cold as it is still a deal

Good deal but nothing to state they won't give you a pre-owned version of the PS4. Might ask instore today about it although there's no point in a second PS4 (_;)

Dean2k14

A second hand disk would be fine and would work with you ps3 base and all … A second hand disk would be fine and would work with you ps3 base and all your figures there has been a few about on eBay around £20 item number 321730540425 or you can usually pick up the ps4 version of the toy box set with 2 figures for around £25 item number 141646312924


Cheers but I was hoping the disc on it's own would be cheaper, at that price we might as well buy the starter pack again and flog the characters.

hotfinder

Good deal but nothing to state they won't give you a pre-owned version of … Good deal but nothing to state they won't give you a pre-owned version of the PS4. Might ask instore today about it although there's no point in a second PS4 (_;)


Very true, the T&Cs make no reference to it. I would think they would have to state if it was a pre-owned PS4.

bunkum100

Cheers but I was hoping the disc on it's own would be cheaper, at that … Cheers but I was hoping the disc on it's own would be cheaper, at that price we might as well buy the starter pack again and flog the characters.



The £25 set is a good option I recently sold both figures for £11 as a pair and both power disks for £8 for the pair on ebay so game and a spare base would only cost you £6 you could even try sell the base but they don't sell well

Don't understand why anyone would trade in a PS3 against a PS4. Could understand if you were getting great money for it, but £55? It's worth keeping even as a blu-ray player for another room, or a streaming device (for netflix, sky go etc) and that's not taking into account the fact it still plays your PS3 games (sure most of us have digital games galore - especially PS+ games).

Cold from me, as it's being justified as the standard trade in price of a PS3 is £55, but I don't think £55 trade in offer for a PS3 would (or should) generate heat. However, if you think £55 is a good deal, then fair enough save yourself some hassle and trade it in rather than selling.

Original Poster

KevClark1985

Don't understand why anyone would trade in a PS3 against a PS4. Could … Don't understand why anyone would trade in a PS3 against a PS4. Could understand if you were getting great money for it, but £55? It's worth keeping even as a blu-ray player for another room, or a streaming device (for netflix, sky go etc) and that's not taking into account the fact it still plays your PS3 games (sure most of us have digital games galore - especially PS+ games). Cold from me, as it's being justified as the standard trade in price of a PS3 is £55, but I don't think £55 trade in offer for a PS3 would (or should) generate heat. However, if you think £55 is a good deal, then fair enough save yourself some hassle and trade it in rather than selling.



Bit of a misunderstanding here. The deal is not representative of a £55 trade in value for a PS3. The example I gave was just as an illustration of the typical trade-in value. If you want to get into the nuts and bolts of the deal, then the actual value you're getting (assuming you're trading in close-to-worthless games) is more like £80. That's a good deal. It just is. It shocks me that anyone would think otherwise frankly.

Also I'd be a bit cautious about assuming that everyone is in a position to keep a PS3 purely as a supplement to their PS4. I think, well actually I know, that to a lot of people a PS4 is a serious investment and knocking £90 (or even £55) off the price changes it from an unjustifiable expense to an extravagant, but obtainable one.

Edited by: "dansax" 24th Apr 2015

Original Poster

I honestly think deals like this one suffer for the psychology of how people read the headlines.

"PS4 FOR £199 - OMG"

*continues reading*

"....when you trade in a PS3 - WTF I'M DISAPPOINTED"

Perhaps the headline should be reversed so that the title would be "Trade in a PS3 and 5 games, get a PS4 + Minecraft for £199." Although there'd still be the emboldened text and a pic of a PS4 to contend with.

Oh well, for those of you who can overcome your disappointment at the split second you thought you might be able to get a PS4 for £200, I hope at least one person benefits.

I need a hug.

dansax

Bit of a misunderstanding here. The deal is not representative of a £55 … Bit of a misunderstanding here. The deal is not representative of a £55 trade in value for a PS3. The example I gave was just as an illustration of the typical trade-in value. If you want to get into the nuts and bolts of the deal, then the actual value you're getting (assuming you're trading in close-to-worthless games) is more like £80. That's a good deal. It just is. It shocks me that anyone would think otherwise frankly. Also I'd be a bit cautious about assuming that everyone is in a position to keep a PS3 purely as a supplement to their PS4. I think, well actually I know, that to a lot of people a PS4 is a serious investment and knocking £90 (or even £55) off the price changes it from an unjustifiable expense to an extravagant, but obtainable one.



We can agree to disagree, I'd also be careful about assuming that everyone should agree with you that it's a good deal. A bit presumptuous to think that's the case. It's borderline if its a good deal (some may think it is, others may not) as shown by the fact it's currently -20 degrees (negligible: I wouldn't say its "cold" per se).

Not denying that PS4's are an extravagant purchase for some, but if that cost is really the deal breaker, you are probably best suited to keeping your PS3 a bit longer for some quality gaming on the cheap and upgrading at a later time? I also don't think people's personal financial circumstances should reflect if it's a deal or not, I could post a deal buying a PS4 on finance - paying £10 a month for a PS4 over x number of years at say 15% APR, and it would go instantly cold. The fact that for some people that is really manageable and makes an out of reach item obtainable is not really relevant (if you see my point).

Anyway, it is still worth posting the deal, as if even one person gains from it, then it's the whole point of this site, so thanks for posting. I just wanted to give the point of view that I think the PS3 holds more value than the trade in (value in £, and value in ownership/use), that's all I was getting across with my post.

Original Poster

KevClark1985

I'd also be careful about assuming that everyone should agree with you … I'd also be careful about assuming that everyone should agree with you that it's a good deal. A bit presumptuous to think that's the case.



I don't assume this, nor have I said anything that would suggest otherwise.

KevClark1985

but if that cost is really the deal breaker, you are probably best suited … but if that cost is really the deal breaker, you are probably best suited to keeping your PS3 a bit longer for some quality gaming on the cheap and upgrading at a later time?



Quite possibly, but that's up to the individual. I only said I'd be cautious about discounting the deal on the basis that the PS3 should simply be kept rather than being traded against the value of the PS4. To be fair, you didn't really allow for your post to be interpreted any other way.

KevClark1985

I also don't think people's personal financial circumstances should … I also don't think people's personal financial circumstances should reflect if it's a deal or not



I agree. Isn't this arguing against yourself? You voted cold because you believed it was more worthwhile to keep the PS3 than to sell it. I said I'd be cautious about assuming that everyone's financial situation was healthy enough that they could simply keep a PS3 as an add-on.

Please understand, I'm not discounting what you're saying at all. You make a valid point and it's certainly reason enough for a lot of people to keep their old consoles. For my own personal preference, I agree. I only added a caution as small discounts really do make a lot of difference to some people and I figured it's a bit of a strange reason to vote cold.

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KevClark1985

I'd also be careful about assuming that everyone should agree with you … I'd also be careful about assuming that everyone should agree with you that it's a good deal. A bit presumptuous to think that's the case.

dansax

That's a good deal. It just is. It shocks me that anyone would think … That's a good deal. It just is. It shocks me that anyone would think otherwise frankly.





But you did assume we must all agree that it's a good deal lol. Regardless. Hope someone finds a use for the deal. Again, thanks for posting. Some vote cold, some vote hot, ultimately means nothing but gauges an overall reaction to the deal, not the value to an individual.

Original Poster

KevClark1985

CommentBut you did assume we must all agree that it's a good deal lol. … CommentBut you did assume we must all agree that it's a good deal lol. Regardless. Hope someone finds a use for the deal. Again, thanks for posting. Some vote cold, some vote hot, ultimately means nothing but gauges an overall reaction to the deal, not the value to an individual.



Am I assuming anything? Getting a bit semantic now.
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