Xbox One

A few days ago, Cnet reported that Amazon.com was running a promotion for certain Xbox 360 games whereby a customer can trade up for the Xbox One version (which won’t be out until December 31st).

How does it work? Customers who purchased one of select Xbox 360 games, including Call of Duty: Ghosts, Need for Speed Rivals, Madden NFL 25, and NBA 2K14, can return the game for a $25 credit and a $25 trade in value. Since Xbox One games will cost $60, that leaves a $10 difference for the purchase. Such a system will allow you to play the game for a few months on your Xbox 360 instead of having to wait for the Xbox One version.

Windows Phone Central has now learned exclusively that Microsoft Stores (both online and brick), will be participating in the offer as well. Customers who purchase the select titles (listed above) can trade up for the Xbox One version for just $10. Presumably this will be a lot easier if you live near a physical Microsoft Store as you can just to the one for one exchange in person instead of mailing.

The offer is only good for one game per customer and expires December 31st. Since the Xbox One can’t play Xbox 360 games, this offer is critical for hardcore gamers who want to play the latest titles now instead of waiting.