Do you think there will be a trade in deal ?

I have a PS4 Pro and will keep it up until I get a PS5 so I can keep playing the games I have got and PSVR. But I was wondering if we think there will be any trade-in deals going to happe. I wasn't a launch purchaser so I cannot recall if this was a thing or not back then or if it was possible for the PS4 Pro launch. Basically I havent a clue if this has been done before.

So what you do think, possible and if so who are we talking about - GAME maybe, cannot see who else would take 2nd hand PS4's unless the deal was via Sony ?

(I am not including just ebaying it or CEX more hoping for an offical trading I think)
 
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zchan28

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I'm sure there were trade in offers on the PS4 against the PS3 when it launched.
 

hippo99

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GAME always has trade-in deals whenever there’s a new console launch, although it’s always very poor value though - stuff like trade in PS4 with 10 games for £40 off PS5.
 

Cha1ky

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Mine is going upstairs into my sons room. He can just have that, was going to wrap it up for him and give it to him for Xmas but felt a bit a scrooge so as soon as the PS5 is out he can have it.
 

ozzzy189

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I'm already thinking about PS5 Pro, I think Sony might bring one out far quicker than they did with the PS4 Pro. I wonder how much %age-wise we'd get back in a trade in. If one was released fairly quickly the arse would fall out of the base model far sooner. I have started to rethink my buying a launch console now.
 

zchan28

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How quick do you thin a pro model would come out after launch? 2 years?
 

MrTea34

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There’s some ok deals with Game at the moment - £143 for slim 500gb ( store credit). But most of us will be holding onto them until launch so I bet the prices will drop right down.
I’m hoping to get a couple more games done then trade in my sons ps4 and give him my pro and I’ll just be without for a month or so
 

ozzzy189

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Nemesis X2

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But they could advertise it as such. It also held the title of "Most Powerful Gaming Console" for a while, whatever difference that made.
Well they already had "The most powerful console" narrative with the base PS4 anyway and milked it since 2013, and who could blame them. The release of the Pro didn't change that, just pushed the bar a bit further until obviously the One X came out the following year.
 

Lee Moles

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Think I’ll just end up selling my PS4 Slim to fund an SSD expansion drive on PS5.

I doubt I could be cheeky and return my console to synths and make out there’s an issue with it as it’s less than a year old lol
 
trade in prices will be low because launch backwards compatibility means they will probably get more consoles traded in than previous generations
 
I think they might do a pro ps5 a couple of years down the line. wasnt there a recent patent filed which is basically two ps5 APUs put in the same machine
 

mudshark

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I think they might do a pro ps5 a couple of years down the line. wasnt there a recent patent filed which is basically two ps5 APUs put in the same machine
They will probably release a Pro with better specs that the series x, then MS will do the same just for the mantle of most powerful console in the world.
 

LozzaS

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I have never really understood the whole trade in shenanigans. When I upgraded to PS4 Pro I needed my old PS4 in the same room to enable data transfer between console's. With all the talk of backwards compatability I am hoping PS4 to PS5 data transfer will be possible. Otherwise with my slow internet speeds I won't be able to use it for a few days after receiving it.
 

Waynej

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They will probably release a Pro with better specs that the series x, then MS will do the same just for the mantle of most powerful console in the world.
I really hope that's not the case. If a generation on average takes 7-years between releases, I would think we might see at least a PS5 Slim revision or two in that time, and obviously models with a larger SSD baked in. If I really believed the mid-gen upgrade would remain a thing then I would just wait.

Current-gen was a weird time as we slowly transitioned to 4K early in the generation. I think that was much to Microsoft's benefit as this gave them the oppprtunity to repair the damage they had inflicted on themselves, and basically hit the reset switch with their Xbox One X - enabling them to reposition for this next-generation, with plenty of studios now hard at work. They kind of fell flat on their face at the 11th hour with the Halo reveal, but hopefully the game will be better for its delay.

I love this sh*t though, even if you only stick your fingers into one pie - this thriving competition pushes value and better experiences for everyone.
 

maverick177uk

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Sold my PS4 at CEX today before prices plummet £104 for a 7 year old console is not bad imho, roll on November
 

Lee Moles

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That these current values i think I'm actually going to keep my PS4 Slim and just stick it in the spare room
 

mudshark

Distinguished Member
I really hope that's not the case. If a generation on average takes 7-years between releases, I would think we might see at least a PS5 Slim revision or two in that time, and obviously models with a larger SSD baked in. If I really believed the mid-gen upgrade would remain a thing then I would just wait.

Current-gen was a weird time as we slowly transitioned to 4K early in the generation. I think that was much to Microsoft's benefit as this gave them the oppprtunity to repair the damage they had inflicted on themselves, and basically hit the reset switch with their Xbox One X - enabling them to reposition for this next-generation, with plenty of studios now hard at work. They kind of fell flat on their face at the 11th hour with the Halo reveal, but hopefully the game will be better for its delay.

I love this sh*t though, even if you only stick your fingers into one pie - this thriving competition pushes value and better experiences for everyone.
I honestly think there will be more frequent hardware refreshes ongoing, in particular on the Xbox side.
 

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