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7th February 2014, 12:28 AM #1
Last gen used console prices flatlining
Just had a look on eBay (out of interest) and see that the prices for used Xbox 360's and Wii's has almost hit rock bottom. I'm not talking about bundles here, but just the console + controllers.
The Xbox 360 now goes for less than £50 and it's interesting to see people listing theirs for £70+ with absolutely no one bidding on them.
The Wii is even worse with them now about £35.
In fact the only console doing ok-ish is the PS3 at about £100, although I don't see many people bidding on them. It'll be interesting to see how low these prices have dropped by the summer.
Last edited by Dos_Box; 7th February 2014 at 07:51 AM.
7th February 2014, 12:37 AM #2
The wii is going on facebook selling sites with the wii fit board and a few (5-10) games for £40.
7th February 2014, 12:38 AM #3
Do you have a link? I'd buy a PS4 for that price!
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
7th February 2014, 06:29 AM #4
Me too !!!
Originally Posted by Arthur
7th February 2014, 07:51 AM #5
Oops! Late night typo. I meant PS3!!!
Originally Posted by Arthur
7th February 2014, 08:59 AM #6
Was thinking of selling my PS3 now I have a PS4, but for £100 it just isn't worth it, I regretted selling my PS2 when the PS3 came out so not making that mistake again.
I wonder how long before the XboxOne price starts falling? :P
7th February 2014, 09:24 AM #7
Not a chance I'd sell our PS3, there are so many fantastic games from the current gen that I haven't played - I still have a backlog of AAA PS2 games!
7th February 2014, 09:35 AM #8
Originally Posted by 3s-gtech
In fact my PS3 died about 4-5months before the PS4 launch, I had to replace it same day with a new Super Slim! - And I've got a backlog of XBox, PS1 and older games! Too meny games, not enough time
7th February 2014, 09:38 AM #9
I'm getting rid of one of my PS3s when I get a 4 - but that's to a friend who'll then have the same setup as me.
I find it quite interesting that before the PS4/XBoxOne came out - there seemed to be a large number of people getting PS3s to 'get used to the controller'...
I think the PS3 market is still alive due to the whole PSN+ thing, with free games (for those willing to separate with £40 a year), it makes it quite a good investment.
7th February 2014, 09:49 AM #10
With the PS3 you could play all PS1/PS2 and PS3 games on 1 console if it was a certain model, if not PS1 and PS3 games, so all had some backward compatability.
Xbox 360 could play some Xbox games.
The Wii could play Gamecube games
Now we have PS4, currently only plays PS4 games, Xbox One, only plays Xbox One games, so i am wondering if people will be hanging onto the previous generation this time because they cannot play their exitsing collection on it. (I know something is coming for Playstation for backwards compatability but it aint here yet)
Last edited by Quackers; 7th February 2014 at 09:50 AM.
7th February 2014, 09:50 AM #11
I have my 360 and my xb1. I wont sell the 360 as it has a whole load of life left in it. No complaints here at all
7th February 2014, 09:54 AM #12
Current gen consoles are just not powerful enough to emulate the last gen so there'll be no backwards compatibility there (the current talk for PS4 is for PS1/2 era only). So, yeah, I think there's probably something there. I certainly don't want to get rid of my PS3 library yet. Maybe Playstation Now will convince me otherwise in time?
7th February 2014, 09:56 AM #13
Bundles are getting bids, but even then they are finishing at not much more than consoles on their own.
Originally Posted by Lee91
7th February 2014, 10:19 AM #14
New Years Eve I did a deal with someone on eBay for a black 360 slim, 2 controllers, 5 games, all the cables inc hdmi for £60
7th February 2014, 10:36 AM #15
I suppose for many it is decision time, especially if you have upgraded to a PS4 or XB1. Do you keep the old console to play your older games which, I have to be honest here, doesn't happen as much since you got your new shiny shiny or sell now before the bottom really drops out of the market and it ends up as the unsold item at a car boot sale?
As more new consoles get sold, there will be an almost equal amount hitting the used market. Once they end up at PS2 (£25 with games if you are lucky) or the original Xbox (£15!!) price levels then you have probably lost out big time.
A better estimate could be had once the first quarter sales for both next gen console are out in the next month or so to judge take-up levels.
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