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22 Feb 2013
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I am going to get a PS4 when it comes out and wondering if it would be ideal to trade my ps3 in?

At the moment to trade in my type of ps3 it is £120 but that price will go down by Holiday this year.

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It's still too early to say

 

Why don't you wait a bit until the price is confirmed and we all know a bit more about what the PS4 can and can't do for certain with regards previous purchases, games aquired via PS+ and playing PS1, 2, & 3 games on it

 

Pre-ordering now is a bit foolish really. It's just GAME tring to take advantage (And filling it's bank accounts with £20 deposits)

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Trade it in against what?

 

The PS4 isn't out yet.

 

 Keep your PS3 and enjoy it

 

Now, shall I have some eggs or ham for lunch? Or maybe something that hasn't been made yet?

 

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Oran_Gina wrote:

Trade it in against what?

 

The PS4 isn't out yet.

 

 Keep your PS3 and enjoy it

 

Now, shall I have some eggs or ham for lunch? Or maybe something that hasn't been made yet?

 


 

 

Haven't you heard of that new sandwhich filling coming?

 

It's a ham & eggs substitue called 'Heggs'

 

It's not for sale yet but over 100 bread makers are on board with it

 

I don't know what it's going to cost yet either :p

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iv only got 2 more ps3 games im goin to buy, then its bye bye and hello REAL HD GAMING...
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I don't understand these topics. Is it so hard for people to work out how much money they have/will have at the time. Or know if they want to keep their PS3 for future use, i.e to play any of your old games on

I know that I want to keep my PS3 as I'll still be catching up on the games I've missed over the years..

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The ps4 is said to be around 400-450$ at the most because sony got som bad rep from selling the ps3 at a price of 600$. We'll see, but sony definatly wont go to or near 600$ after what happend last time.

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The price of the PS4 is 500$, so if you want to trade it for yor PS3, do it with all the games you have, im going to do the same, also you will have to buy a Ps+ membership to play online... that's not good:c
but whatever im going to buy BF4 also! :D

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XJohnny25X wrote:

Hi,

I am going to get a PS4 when it comes out and wondering if it would be ideal to trade my ps3 in?

At the moment to trade in my type of ps3 it is £120 but that price will go down by Holiday this year.


 

 

I doubt it, and we dont yet know is Sony are doing worldwide release, or doing their usual whereas the UK/UK is last to get this stuff.......we may not see the PS4 appear over here till March next year.

 

Stick with your PS3 and enjoy it, you got plenty of time to decide, and even when the PS4 is out the PS3 will continue to be supported for may yearsto come so its not like it's value is going to dissappear overnight........and you never know, some places might be doing good PS3 trade in's when you buy the PS4.

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Keep it... PS4 is a while off yet, no idea if we're even getting it this year in the EU.

 

You don't want to miss out on Beyond/Last of Us surely!? trophies carry over to your PS4 too so you could keep earning those while you wait.

 

Also you won't be able to play all your PS3 games on a PS4 until Gaikai is set up, and that won't be for a while probably.

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What about us with more than 1 PS3? I have my main PS3 the red slim one (not the new super slim). I also have a 12gb super slim in my bed room with a 500gb hard drive in.

 

If am being tottaly honest the 12gb slim I bought in November has hardly had any use. So am thinking off selling my red slim soon and getting as much as possible for it. Then putting the money in a savings account and that will be my PS4 funds. Then ill throw in a fiver a week until I reach around £400. That way no worry of me not being able to affored the PS4.

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What about us with more than 1 PS3? I have my main PS3 the red slim one (not the new super slim). I also have a 12gb super slim in my bed room with a 500gb hard drive in.

 

If am being tottaly honest the 12gb slim I bought in November has hardly had any use. So am thinking off selling my red slim soon and getting as much as possible for it. Then putting the money in a savings account and that will be my PS4 funds. Then ill throw in a fiver a week until I reach around £400. That way no worry of me not being able to affored the PS4.


 

If you have a PS3 just sitting there then yes, probably sell it but what happens if your only PS3 breaks??

 

I would in reality keep it and play it safe. :smileywink:

 

A savings account is a good idea though. Even before any talk of next gen consoles came about I have had a gaming savings account for games, peripherals etc. Every week I throw in anywhere from a few quid to £40. It takes the sting out of any gaming related purchases I need to make . :smileyhappy:

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ocelot07 wrote:

What about us with more than 1 PS3? I have my main PS3 the red slim one (not the new super slim). I also have a 12gb super slim in my bed room with a 500gb hard drive in.

 

If am being tottaly honest the 12gb slim I bought in November has hardly had any use. So am thinking off selling my red slim soon and getting as much as possible for it. Then putting the money in a savings account and that will be my PS4 funds. Then ill throw in a fiver a week until I reach around £400. That way no worry of me not being able to affored the PS4.


 

If you have a PS3 just sitting there then yes, probably sell it but what happens if your only PS3 breaks??

 

I would in reality keep it and play it safe. :smileywink:

 

A savings account is a good idea though. Even before any talk of next gen consoles came about I have had a gaming savings account for games, peripherals etc. Every week I throw in anywhere from a few quid to £40. It takes the sting out of any gaming related purchases I need to make . :smileyhappy:


 

Thread is just is 2 months old now.  I sold the red PS3 and put it into a savings account. I still have the 12gb. I will be keeping this. I have nearly £200 saved so another £150 or so should be enough to buy a PS4. I also have one of them saving tins you have to break to get into. I just keep throwing spare change into it. So I should have enough in that come launch to buy a game with that,

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But the thing is will you have to pay for your ps3 games again just to use it on the ps4 ?
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Hey XJohnny25X the PS4 england price is £350 but most stores will sell it in a bundle so it's roughly going to cost around £400 so I would trade in your PS3 on the day the PS4 releases and start saving your money

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I'll be doing something similar to this. I've just had a birthday and got money/vouchers which will go towards it. And I'll trade in or sell my Vita. It might sound silly to get rid of my Vita but it all adds up and may buy me a few more games. Then all I've got to do is save the last bit of money.
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Was asking myself the same question just last night as I am going to struggle to save the full £350 +money for games etc in time for launch. It's amazing how a 320gb slim trades in for the same price as a 3G Vita. Don't want to get rid of the vita though :-\
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Was asking myself the same question just last night as I am going to struggle to save the full £350 +money for games etc in time for launch. It's amazing how a 320gb slim trades in for the same price as a 3G Vita. Don't want to get rid of the vita though :-\

 

 

If you think you can go without a PS3 for another 5-6 months then sure trade it in ASAP as the prices will go down over the coming months.

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Well my dad has the one of the old 60gb models so I need to have a word with him first to see if I can lend it from him.
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I got a spare xbox 360 Star wars edition 360 boxed that i will be trading in towards the ps4, bought it on a whim and never used it.

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A delema I have is that. GTA will not be on the ps4 anytime soon. And my original plan was to sell my super slim for money towards the ps4 now I don't know of i should keep both but maybe I can afford the ps4 now ..
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