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GameStop offering 50% trade-in credit this month

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If you still haven’t jumped on board the Wii U train yet, then GameStop is offering a promotion that might make the deal a little more appealing if you’re still hanging on to last-gen consoles and games. From now until March 23rd GameStop is offering 50% extra trade-in credit on games and consoles you bring in that you’re trading toward the purchase of a Wii U, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4.

Eligible systems include the Wii, Wii Mini, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Even if one of your old systems is broken, it may qualify, so this is a deal worth looking into for that extra cash to get a Wii U. The cheapest Wii U bundle that GameStop is offering right now is the Skylanders: SWAP Force basic bundle, which starts at $249. The New Super Mario Bros. U and Luigi U bundle, as well as the Wind Waker HD bundles are also available at the standard $299 price point.

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  • Daniel

    Gamestop: We’ll buy your console for $20. O the 50% promotion, here take $30 bucks.

  • Grayson Tech

    First

    • starwars360

      Daniel is first. Lol silly comment!!!

      • Hero of Time

        No…
        I’m first to everything
        because I’m the Hero of Time

      • jjbredesen

        What was in the comment??

  • Grayson Tech

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1018049635/forbidden-sanctity/comments

    I know this is off-topic but PLEASE support this cause. Indie game development will come to the Wii U it looks amazing.

    At least repost this once on Disquis, PLEASE.

  • Snake Eater

    Well one again Gamestop tries to sucker money out of gamers.

    • That guy who hates Spike

      They’re a retailer. Of course they’ll do that. Did you expect them to ask nicely for your money?

    • Michael DeVore

      They aren’t suckering anyone’s money. They provide a convenience service. The alternative is trying to find a buyer for your game. eBay might sound like a good alternative, but you can’t always find a buyer, and then you have to deal with the hassle of dealing with individuals who may, or may not be trying to rob you with HK ripoffs, pirated copies, and “pictures”. At least GameStop is a legal entity that could be, and has been, sued if they tried to use a bait and switch scam. GameStops used game prices are simply the cost of the convenience of not dealing with the hassle of selling your used games.

      Personally I’d rather people use Mom and Pop game shops, but there are so few of those anymore that I don’t expect people to use them.

  • Alex

    To tell you the truth I got great deal from GameStop, I sold 3 of my games that were around 1 or 2 years old and got $60.

  • Grayson Tech

    https://www.kickstarter.com/pr

    I know this is off-topic but PLEASE support this cause. Indie game development will come to the Wii U it looks amazing.

    At least repost this once on Disquis, PLEASE.

    Please, don’t delete this. I just want the admins to TRY to make a post about this.

    • That guy who hates Spike

      Hey Link!
      Your link didn’t work.

      • Grayson Tech

        Just check Gamenesia Wii U news…

  • Adam Fox

    Wow…so you may get a whopping $15 for a full working Wii system…..Shame Stop needs to go out of business…..people should buy their games ANYWHERE else….pawn shops, walmart, target, k-mart…ANYWHERE besides ShameStop…..

    • Ducked

      They have good prices on games, just don’t trade in games there. And they will get the picture.

      • Adam Fox

        Take advantage of WalMart Price Match…I did that a couple months ago…GameStop was selling God of War Ascension for $20 and WalMart had it for $40….I showed them the GameStop price and got it for $20…..so in reality, they don’t have better prices…..i’ve seen GameStop sell USED games for the same price or more that WalMart is selling NEW ones!

    • Brandon

      Well the wii is a piece of shit anyway so thats a good deal to me.

      • gamer4life

        Your a piece of shit.
        Idiots…..

        • Brandon

          And why is that?

          • gamer4life

            Because you don’t appreciate gaming. Calling a console a piece of shit shows how ignorant you are. Just because it is not good compared to anything right now does not make it a POS. Is NES a pos? What about PS1?

          • Brandon

            No the NES and PS1 are not bad console I actually really like those consoles. The wii is just not that great of a console not software wise but hardware and experience wise. The console had good 1st party games of course, but the 3rd parties sucked aside for a few and it also missed out on a bunch of great ones. I had fun with my wii at first, but later on I discovered better consoles and my wii became worthless to me. Im not saying its not a gaming console Im just saying it just wasnt a good one to me.

          • Adam Fox

            the only gripe I had with the Wii was the over-use of the wiimote wiggling…..its fine for some games, but for others its just awful….Red Steel is a good example of this….plus I do like sitting down to play my games, thats part of what gaming is to me, sitting and relaxing….being able to snack on chips or popcorn while playing is good too, but not required…but when you’re having to stand up and wave your hands around it doesn’t make it so fun….but, the Wii was really an awesome system….the Virtual Console was really a system-seller to me b/c it let people play some of the older games w/o having to hunt down the cartridges at flea markets, eBay etc…or having to have a bunch of hardware connected to their TV……the Wii had some awesome titles across alot of platforms including 54 of the Neo-Geo games…..which are too expensive for alot of gamers to buy…..throw in NES, SNES, N64, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis as well as TurboGrafx/CD games….it really did offer some classics that alot of people may have not experienced if it wasn’t for the Wii VC…..not to mention, the earlier models played GameCube games with the GC controllers and memory cards…….and I didn’t even TOUCH on the easy to access home-brew

    • J_Joestar

      Is that their actual trade in value for a Wii or are you just BSing?

      • Adam Fox

        I honestly don’t know…..they sell ‘em for $85….factor in at least a 300%-400% mark-up……

    • Wren Justin Umlauf

      Ok but understand that they already have hundreds of them to sell and they need to actually make money on them. I mean would YOU buy a Wii from someone for as much as $50 when your already stuck with 10 others to sell?

      • Adam Fox

        it’s not just Wii…its everything….they mark everything up by 300% for the most part…its just new games that they give $35 credit (which they get back when you buy a new game plus more cash), and then sell the used game for $55….if its in REALLY good condition, they probably sell it as NEW…since they do have a history of taking new games out and playing them and selling them as new

        • Wren Justin Umlauf

          They have to make money. That’s what businesses do. A pawn shop would probably give you the same prices unless they don’t know what they’re buying. Also, retailers only make about 20% off a new game. So no, they do not make all that money back by selling a new game. They only make about $12 on a $60 game. That’s why they encourage us to buy used because then they do make the entire 50, 40, or whatever amount of dollars. And even if they give someone $35 for a newer used game, so what? The owner got to play and enjoy the game didn’t they? So they only had to pay $25 to get that experience. If they didn’t like the game then why should anyone else, or why should Gamestop give someone money for something they don’t even think is worth keeping? As for the whole selling a used game as new, yes I believe that happens, and I’m not saying Gamestop is a perfect store that deserves to have everyone shop there. I would gladly go to the small video game store in my neighborhood and advise everyone to do the same, but sometimes Gamestop has a better deal (very rarely) and I shop there. I’m also the person that would prefer to buy new so that the money goes to the developer because they deserve it, but I really think people are too hard on Gamestop and shouldn’t expect to make money off old things that they don’t want anymore.

    • SilverDrake20

      Actually the Wii w/ remote plus gets $52. That’s pretty decent I think but I’m keeping mine for GC compatibility. I get the Gamestop hate but seriously look up the values before making up your own. Oh here’s the link for it: http://www.gamestop.com/trade-values

      • Adam Fox

        my post was a satire to an extent….while i think the trade-in values on most things are pretty bad, I still wish they’d disappear….

  • Heaven on Earth

    I can honestly say that the 50 percent extra is a great bargain I traded in the ps4 with one game and received 420 in store credit then went and purchased the zelda bundle 2 games and a gamepad case all of great value love my wii u.

    • steveb944

      Welcome to Wii U! Enjoy it. You came at a good time as there are quite a few previous titles that are worth purchasing and there’s a lot of first party software to look forward to this year.

      • Heaven on Earth

        Thanks I previously owned one before i decided to test the waters with the ps4 and needless to say im here with the wii u feels good to be back

        • snowsensei

          So you had a Wii U, traded it in for a PS4 and then traded that in for a Wii U?

          • Heaven on Earth

            Yea i never paid cash for the ps4 because of thr previous store credit I had with gamestop so i was willing to test the waters with the ps4 and I was not at all impressed pretty much what I already seen with the ps3 just better graphics no regrets trading in the ps4 whatsoever I did however miss my wii u which is why I got it back traded in the ps4 and im happy.

          • Dylan Clark

            shit. i woulda traded u my wii u and all these crappy games for the just the ps4 system lol i have an xbox one but i want a ps4 too

          • Heaven on Earth

            Lol dont worry youll get your ps4 and nintendo I s where im happiest gaming so I chose to support the wii u

        • Dylan Clark

          lol u traded a PS4 for a wii u what a dumbass the cashiers were probably smirking the entire time like “this guys a fucking dumbass”

          • Heaven on Earth

            They actually said they see no reason to upgrade from the wii 360 or ps3 besides I was not fascinated at all by the ps4 pretty much nice graphics yet awful gameplay.

          • Dylan Clark

            i doubt ur telling the truth anyway instead of posting the same picture why dont u post the reciept lol

          • Heaven on Earth

            Lol be careful what you wish for proof is in the pudding.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Man that is good. A man of honor a guy who sticks to his word I like you but man why sell a PS4 I know the Wii U is great because I have one and Zelda is a blast if you are new to the game. I am itching to have a PS4.

          • Heaven on Earth

            Lol thanks it all comes down to what you prefer and for me my happiest moments as a gamer are with nintendo and their brilliant creativity I love the fact that they are different than xbox and playstation so im supporting the wii u and most important im happy with the console.

          • Rinslowe

            Lol. People are too quick to judge these days…
            For the record, I thought you were telling the truth on account of common sense – given the return.

          • Heaven on Earth

            Lol exactly

        • J_Joestar

          did you actually keep a record of your expenses? makes me wonder how much it cost you overall to Get a WU, Sell a WU, Get a PS4, Sell a PS4, then Get a WU again.

          • Heaven on Earth

            Lol cost nothing store credit with gamestop

          • J_Joestar

            thats not bad then, not bad at all.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      you traded in a PS4 towards a Wii U? #fail

      • Snake Eater

        Other way around #Win but that is your opinion

      • Heaven on Earth

        Ill take the wii u anyday and the decision was fairly easy

      • Ducked

        Exactly, why would you buy a PS4 before a Wii U!

    • Snake Eater

      That is a great move you did there

      • Heaven on Earth

        Thankyou the ps4 is way overhyped not enough games to justify the purchase jus better graphics ill take the wii u anyday

    • Ducked

      Zelda Wii U bundle box art is beautiful! Much prettier than I thought.

      And thank you for supporting Call of Duty. We need more people supporting 3rd parties.

      • Heaven on Earth

        It really is and thankyou also plan on getting splinter cell blacklist after I beat the games I have now .

        • Ducked

          You should, the online play is amazing. As well as the Single player.

          • blindtiger

            online got better? i rented it and had some issues… wouldnt mind pickin it up now

        • Rinslowe

          Splinter Cell is decent.

    • G. Lars

      I own a wiiu and think it’s pretty good but god damn, this was an awful decision you made.

      • Heaven on Earth

        Greatdecision for me I was not at all that impressed with the ps4 there is not one must have game for the ps4 the system is way overhyped.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        I would never sell a PS4 or Ps3. My friend is a diehard Xbox fan told me do not sell your PS3 but if that what makes him happy then I am good with it.

    • Brandon

      I do want a wii u for the exclusives but, I wouldnt have traded away my ps4. Hell NO!!!

      • Heaven on Earth

        I was not that all impressed by the ps4 same system just better graphics no creativity really I like the wii u better no rregrets trading it in.

        • Brandon Olson

          I’m with you there. That being said I’m probably going to get a PS4 and Xbox One later on. When there’s more games out for them that is.

          • Heaven on Earth

            I agree and go for it I make decisions on what suits me best not what others may think Nintendo is where im happiest as a gamer so im supporting the wii u

        • Brandon

          I understand. The best console is where your favorite games are. Still the ps4 just needs time just like the wii u, plus there are some really great games coming this year alone(if there not canceled), but the wii u still has great coming also.

    • andrewjcole

      Welcome to Wii U! You’ll love it! There are way more different TYPES of games than on the PS4.

      • Heaven on Earth

        Thanks and I definitely will

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      Man why sell your PS4 I still liked what you purchased but man you could have done better. You could have kept your PS4 and bought a Wii U. But if you liked the Wii U then I am glad.

      • Heaven on Earth

        Many reasons im a Nintendo gamer first, online is free, off tv feature, Netflix is so much more viable on the wii u gamepad, and where else can I play zelda.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Seems legit but will you ever consider buying a PS4 well because it is really good. The PS4 will have FFXV and KH3.

          • Heaven on Earth

            Never say never but in all honesty im content wit just the wii u and my wife loves it just as much as I do so the household is happy.

    • Rinslowe

      Zelda, SM3DW and Ghosts is a pretty decent kick off to Wii U gaming.
      Nice.

      Despite what many people accurately say about the COD franchise – or any franchise shooter these days really – online multiplayer is still pretty good on occasion.
      Not sure how the Wii U multiplayer version of Ghosts performs…?

      • Heaven on Earth

        Its good from my experience I mainly play free for all.

    • ninur

      I really, really cannot even begin to fathom why someone would trade in a PS4 for a Wii U. I have a Wii U myself and I love Nintendo but I would never do something like that. I see that you said the PS4 has no good games for it right now. If that’s the case, then why did you bother buying it instead of waiting for some games to come out? Just wondering….

      • Heaven on Earth

        Me and you are two different people the ps4 only has better graphics as for the games nonexistent and its not even backwards compatible plus 50 to play online I could care less about the ps4 too busy gaming on my wii u and enjoying off tv features , free online , and netflix on my tablet controller.

  • larz_1234

    Last April i traded in my 360 and probably 20 games with the 50% promotion and put that towards my wii u. Haven’t regretted it since.

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Everybody hating gamestop because they’re a business and can’t pay them 40 dollars for a used game

  • gamer4life

    How much would I get if I traded in a Wii? Can someone please tell me?

    • Justin Gray

      About Three Fiddy

      • gamer4life

        Seriously, how much?

      • Brandon

        Lol

    • ninur

      I traded in a black Wii (with all cables and one wiimote controller. it was also missing the little doors at the top of it) with this 50% more credit deal and I got about $51 credit for it. I traded in some other stuff with it to get a PS4 (I already own a Wii U, btw)

  • Hyper_Fuze

    I know what I will be checking this weekend! (Gamestop Dumpsters!!)

  • SilverDrake20

    This is such old news…they have been doing this for 2 weeks now..

    • SilverDrake20

      Also to the Gamestop haters, trust me I get it but some promotions can really work in your favor. They also had a mystery promotion going on this past weekend and gave some pretty good values for games. (e.g. $35 for GTA V, $25 for CoD Ghosts, $27.50 for Last of Us, etc. etc.). I was able to trade in and get about $100 that I turned in Amazon kindle cards. Brings me that much closer to getting a used Wii U).

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Interesting. I might trade in my Wii U to a real next gen system. Should I get PS4 or XBOne? Or should I go for a minor upgrade to PS3 or the 360?

    • Justin Gray

      IDK. Ask your mommy. She’s probably the one funding you sitting on your duff all day trolling forums dedicated to a system you act like you hate so much. Good luck finding a PS4 BTW.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Work a bit on your insults, your amateur! :D

      • Deadpool U

        Don’t even try with this guy he has way too much free time.

    • Deadpool U
  • ninur

    I used this deal and traded some things in, including an original black Wii with a WiiMote (the doors were missing on the Wii, this took some of the credit off), some Wii games, and a 3DS with Animal Crossing (was missing the charger, took about $10 off of the total credit to go towards a new charger). I got a total of about $190 in credit. Then I bought a PS4.
    Would’ve gotten a Wii U but I already own one :-P

  • Tom Greene

    Gamestop needs to go away…they are worse than a drug dealer