5 Reasons Why You Need to Trade in Your Xbox One Right Now

Canadian online gamers:

I know it sounds crazy, but maybe it is time to start thinking about selling or trading in your Xbox One? The PS4 is still sticking it to the Xbox One and there are no real signs of this sinking ship correcting itself. Here are a few reasons you might want to consider trading in that big ol’ black box.

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Snookies121611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

Fudge that, just keep it and save to buy a PS4 along with it... No way I would trade in a system within a year or two of buying it, that's just a waste of money and you'll surely regret it when interesting exclusives start popping up on whatever system you thought you wouldn't need anymore.

XiNarutoUzumaki1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

Actually, I was going to sell my Xbox One because I wasn't using it much. I lost interest. The Titanfall hype was what convinced me to get one(My first Xbox Console eveer), but I'm bored of Titanfall already. I have nothing to play on it, but Masterchief Collection came to the rescue.

I decided to keep it and Wait for MCC. This will be my chance to get into that series. I was dying for it. Also, Sunset look really cool.


If you got bored with your Xbox, you would have definitely been bored with the ps4. Sounds to me like you invested into next gen to soon

XiNarutoUzumaki1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )


I have never been an Xbox Fan. I am a Sony and Nintendo guy. And believe when I say, I have never had a bore time with my PS4 because it is my console of choice, where I play 1st and 3rd party games.

It is understandable. When you own multiple consoles, there will always be one which get less love.

user74029311611d ago

Yes every xone owner I know is doing it

redwin1611d ago

I'm bored at the moment and I own both: the ps4 and the xbone. About Destiny. I'm not getting it because I'm getting the new halo and I rather get that. There is no sinking ship, Nokia is just Xbox's new hand held device.

Rockstar1611d ago

Seriously considering the bone for the MC collection.

I'll take the wait and see approach.

mcstorm1611d ago

XiNarutoUzumaki it depends on what type of game your into but look at getting Horizon 2. If PG put the work into this game like the did the last one this will be a must have game. For me Horizon was by far the best racing games of last gen and a berth of fresh air to the racing gore.

But I do see where your coming from though. I own a Xbox one and I have bf4, Forza 5, KI, FIFA and titanfall on my Xbox one. I still play Forza a lot as I love racing games but I've not touched bf4 or FIFA since Xmas time. On the other hand I have around 15 maybe more games on the Wiiu and I have played the hell out them all.

For me at this moment in time the ps4 has nothing I'm interested in but do like the look of driver club. I can't wait for halo collection and Forza Horizon 2 on the Xbox one and the Wiiu has quite a few games I'm interested in too but the biggest let down so far for me is the 3rd party support. I'm not excited for any 3rd party game on any consoles at this moment in time and I do think this could be a trend that follows this gen as I know quite a lot of people who feel the same way.

ShinMaster1611d ago

Even if I had an Xbox One, I don't think I'd trade it in.

CaptainObvious8781611d ago


I think you're a little confused.

You'll notice the PS4 currently has 2 more retail games that aren't available on the xbone, so that 'indie' excuse ain't going to work here either.

I don't know why people like you keep trying to perpetuate this nonsense that the PS4 has no games when you're countered with facts every time. Why do you do it?

Why do you continue to make yourself look so silly?

aceitman1611d ago

@CaptainObvious878 on the exclusive list plantz vs zombies modern warfare is not x1 exclusive its coming out in august
so make that 3 more retail games than x1

ABizzel11611d ago

5 reasons you should keep you XBO.

1. Exclusives
2. XBL friends and community
3. M$ money will support the XBO with exclusive content and services.
4. The Cloud......we'll see with Crackdown -_-
5. Preference

Those are reason enough to keep your XBO if that's what you want to do. Personally I recommended the PS4 to everyone, but the XBO is still a good console.

Pain1611d ago

If i had a XBOXone and i don't but if i did i woulnt trade it in cuz some games make it worth it kinda ish..

I remember way back when i bought XBOX 1 for Halo and only Halo but got to play my first Edler Scrolls game and bloody hell been playing all there games since then granted on ps3 and then on PC but would have never gotten into them or got to experience them if i didn't keep my Xbox 1.

So bleh... but to each there own

rebeljoe141611d ago

@MELMAN Nah NO ONE is bored of the PS4 dude, right now they are filled to the brim with online games like Blacklight, Battlefield 4, Final Fantasy XIV ARR, and even Watch Dogs.

joab7771610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

Aside from Dark Souls 2 I have been playing my PS4 everyday since launch. Battlefield 4, Assassins Creed 4 and Killzone are beautiful and great games. Also Infamous may be one of the best looking console games to date (though lacking like so many open world games in content and quite talking to u far cry and assassins creed). And wolfenstein is a treat.

But what doesnt go mentioned often and what has taken up much of my time is DCUO & now FF14. Yes, they r on ps3 but FF14 is simply stunning on the PS4. Its looks and runs just like the PC. Lanetside and eventually H1Z1 are coming also. Throw in Warframe and War Thunder and there are so many great games u never need to leave home to play.

The PS4 has gone above and beyond my expectations and it hasn't even done anything yet. Im playing Destiny right now, tried the hardline beta and next week The Last of Us remastered is releasing. Project morpheus and Now are coming and today I played the destiny beta via remote play on my vita. I feel spoiled...and thats why Sony is winning.

Lightning Mr Bubbles1610d ago

I didn't bother to read this article, but just by the title and opening, I would be pretty offended if I was an XBOX fan. Seems like a troll article to be telling people to trade in their console just because it's not selling as good as the PS4.

UltraNova1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

Its early 7th Gen all over again but the heat is on the other camp...its getting really boring around here!

Just get a bloody ps4 and let it go already.

MasterCornholio1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )


That isn't necessarily true since both of them don't have the same library of games. For example if I owned both I would get bored of my XB1 before my PS4 because I'm currently playing FF14 on my PS4 which is an MMO in case you didn't know. And like most MMOs they can provide years worth of gameplay. Just look at all those people that got hooked on an MMO for years (World of Warcraft in my case).

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VealParmHero1610d ago

Maybe it's just me, but I'm pretty bored with both new consoles right now. They just sit there. TLoU remastered should get me going for a while though, and there's some nice games on the way this fall.

DragonKnight1610d ago

I'm disappointed that a Canadian wrote something like this. It's incredibly shortsighted in some points, and irrelevant in others.

The only reason to ever trade in consoles is A)You need the money for something more important, or B)You're simply not using it that much and would like to put the money towards something you will use.

All of the reasons the author listed are not reasons to trade in an Xbox One. Especially the layoffs and graphics arguments.

XiSasukeUchiha1609d ago


See you on the Master Chief collection my Ninja:)

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lelo1611d ago

To the author of this article.
If the Xbox One is failing, then what about the WiiU and Vita ?

This so called article or opinion piece is simply click bait.

SpinalRemains1381611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

They're failing too. WiiU has picked up a bit as of late, but all 3, (One, WiiU, Vita) are seriously lagging to what they were hoped to do. Xbox One especially. A new generation and there's literally no excitement for it at all.

When it is 7 months into the lifespan and there are still day 1 editions for sale........something is radically wrong.

Spotie1611d ago

What other products are doing doesn't have an impact on what the XB1 is doing. I won't say any of them are failing, per se, but they all could and SHOULD be doing better.

That said, I would not trade in an XB1 if I had one. It doesn't make any sense. Even though I'm no fan of Microsoft, and wouldn't buy the XB1 as it stands now, it would be stupid to trade one in, especially if I plan on getting one later on anyway.

madworld1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

for me that is more then enough after i saw this video I decide to ps4

k3rn3ll1610d ago

Exactly. Its poor writing too. Its ok to write opinions but with u write long diatribes with little to no facts to back your opinion, makes it seem like a middle schooler is writing. "Ps4 has more exclusive content than xbox," ok where did you come up with that? I havent seen a single article to support that.

Then to say that if Sunset Overdrive, halo MCC, Forza horizon 2 dont satisfy you you should get rid of it? Thats just crazy! Ok if you dont like any of the exclusives that will come out in this 3 month window your wasting your money? So you should eat a 200$ loss just to get rid of it. Yup thats intelligent .

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Infamazdre1611d ago

5 reasons I'll never trade it, 1.this article 2. Halo 3.Gears 4.Sunset Overdrive 5.Quantum Break and everything else from 3rd party to exclusive so this editor can suck it you trade in your Xbox sucka

Hanuman1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

Halo 5 alone, is a reason for me to pick up an XO in the near future. Trading in a console this early in it's lifecycle, sounds like a really dumb thing to do.

k3rn3ll1610d ago

And one of his points is for money. Your losing money by trading it in. Article is a joke. Shameless "journalism." If you can even call it journalism

Infamazdre1611d ago

This article is pure bs of course the ps4 is ooutselling the Xbox it was cheaper up until June. Smh us gamers who go to ign GameSpot n4g ect Ya we know ps4 is more powerful and in my opinion less appealing but for the majority most ppeople are going to buy the ps4 and for casuals there not going to buy a system $100 more. The ps4 is selling so well for that reason alone the casuals. The moms that told there kids no to an Xbox because it was to expensive. Things will change it would be more drastic if the Xbox undercut the ps4 by say maybe $20 or so, they matched them so catching up will be up to the games people actually want. BTW whoever wrote this article is a douche

shadowsmoke361610d ago

Your joking right?Just because it the same price and it has basically copied ps plus and got rid of connect don't make it a better system. It is still a weaker system and all the freedom that xbox had last generation is over things should be more evenly done as it should have been last generation. But dlc is going to start to turn as well. All this xbox is getting more power is a pipe dream as ps4 will increase as well. Neither can compete with pc but this isn't about competing with pc. Facts of the matter is no head start by microsoft, no huge price difference like the 360 had over the ps3a 200 difference by the way, no gimping one system just to make the other one seem equal. I left one more out and that was easier for developers to work with. All you have to deal with is Lies even though they both do but to lie repeatedly before the system is even out and force people into their ways was to much for most people. The games should be what matters most. But microsoft fans debunked that last generation nice try though. This article is a joke I do agree with that and I would never trade in a system to eat a loss. Microsoft clearly ran out of ideas and I saw that after games with gold copied ps plus to the T and the change of direction with apps like netflix proved it as well. But the killer was Their E3 where they clearly had nothing and just wanted to see what Sony was going to do So they could get in on the action or copy as they did kingdom hearts 3 which was originally for ps4 but no more then 5 days later went multi plat. Trust me Sony had those theaters to show off something but when they saw Microsoft basically trying to find a way to steal another exclusive.

thenickel1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

It's Kinect not connect and for crying out loud quit trolling at every turn!

CaptainObvious8781611d ago

There's still plenty of great exclusives coming out. If you've already bought one you're better off holding onto it instead of trading it in. You'll only be losing money.

solar1611d ago

if i owned an XB1 or PS4 id own it for as long as i could. money issues not withstanding. both pieces of hardware dont cost you money if they sit there not being played.

Magicite1610d ago

Why would anyone buy it in first place.

LogicStomper1610d ago

Because they're not ignorant consumers who pledge loyalty to one company and go online to trash-talk the other. Yes I'm looking at someone here and it won't take a genius to figure out who.

NewZealander1610d ago

Lol like hell im trading it in, halo and gears are two reasons alone to own a X1, sure i could move to ps4 but i would be denying myself the chance to play two of the best franchises around, and that's not gonna happen!

i just sold my ps3 cos it spent most of last gen collecting dust.

guyman1610d ago

If you're trying to say that the 360 had better exclusives than the ps3, then you're heavily in denial

LogicStomper1610d ago


He's trying to say that the PS3 games he had did not interest him as much as other games on other consoles.

Also to add, 'better exclusives' is a personal opinion, so to say that PS3 exclusives are TRULY better than Xbox exclusives or vice versa is ignorance.

kryteris1610d ago

a friend of mine resold within a year 3 ps3. And made a profit until the slim was released. Of course we probably wont see a drastic change this round unless the gank the bluray.

TruthInsider 1610d ago

All those points are vaild, the damage control from Xbots is ludicrous. 
Dx12, the cloud, Titanfall, pricecuts, free games, sunset Overdrive, E3, ditching Kinect, reversal of policies, Upclock of CPU, upclock of GPU, remove paywall, add PS+ like free games etc... 
Can you not see what a mess this thing is? 
They tried everything and failed. 
This is not even including the looney bin at misterxmedia with the 5-6TF stacked GPU, 16 core CPU, 128MB ESRAM, DDR4 RAM, 4k games etc.

You Xbots clutch at any straw and us PS4 owners are just watching, laughing at you all embarrassing yourselves.

Face facts, Microsoft sold you a data mining trojan horse masquerading as a games console and got caught out, now they having to change it all to look like it was designed as a games console but because it given crap parts to make way for the real money making data mining parts it is left wanting. 
You fell for it hook line & sinker, i'd be embarrassed and ashamed if i had given Microsoft my money.


rubyserg1610d ago

Calm down idiot, they're trying to appeal to the crowd with what they wanted to be on the Xbox One. They've been adding all that junk from the customers telling them to add it. So kid, hop off that Sony dildo and enjoy your preferred system while others enjoy THEIRS.

Gunstar751610d ago

I hope you feel better now you've got that lot off your chest!!

it must be so satisfying being a Brony

jamsam3601610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

@Phil_75 Why you got to sound like a complete DICK? Calm down you like your PS4, I like my Xbox One! Get over this competition Crap!

Spenok1610d ago

Exactly. Why would you sell something for less than half of what you paid for it when just like you said, there eventually WILL be something exclusive to the console you will want to play sometime down the line.

I don't even have one, and right now there is nothing I want the system for. However I have been thinking about purchasing it for the simple fact there WILL be something sooner or later. They just need to stop making their games for PC as well so I can have a reason to buy one. I mean the deal only got sweeter for me when they removed Kinect, so I'm THAT much closer to buying one. I just don't have that reason yet.

But who knows, I just may sometime soon.

reaperofsouls1610d ago

Just don't buy one in the first place!

geddesmond1610d ago


How could you get bored of your PS4 with games like FF14, Warframe and infamous on your PS4. My PS4 has been on for hours every day since buying it and FF14 has so much content after more than 2 months playing it online. I still have a long way to go before I do everything and I still can't wait to get home from work everyday to play it. Does that sound like being bored?

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xJumpManx1611d ago

Yes lets sell the X1 when their is no doubt the X1 has the better game lineup for the rest of the year. I guess if you like Indie games Sony has that going as an advantage for the end of the year. Sony looks much better next year but this year they are relying on multi-platform to carry the games.

ramiuk11611d ago

better line up on xbone?

halo and sunset overdrive,what else?

all the 3rd party games will be better on ps4 plus
lbp 3
last of us
infamous(first light standalone)
planetside 2

it isnt a great year for either regarding exclusives and its also the opinion of the person so no system has better lineup(excluisve)yet 3rd party ps4 is the place to play for sure.

xxx_Solid_Snake_xxx1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

driveclub free to play game .. :)
lbp 3 ... game for children
last of us ...remastered game
infamous(first light standalone) ... just a DLC
planetside 2 .... a free game on my PC for 2 years ago

go away.... and let us play some new ip

everyone has his opinion and this is mine

xJumpManx1611d ago

Forza Horizon 2
Project Spark
Sunset Overdrive
Halo Master Chief Collection

And to your shot at Multi-paltform games I guess all the Multi-player games will be better on X1 because of Xbox Live is superior to PSN.
I really question Last of US since it was just released last year. It is about as useless as Tomb Raider was since it was released last year too.

thecowsaysmoo1611d ago

Sunset overdrive
Forza Horizon 2
Halo MCC
Dance Central (hate all you want but the games get good reviews).

SpinalRemains1381611d ago

First Light standalone?

So you don't need the SS disc. You do realize it is still only a DLC right? First Light is not a full game at all.

Standalone implies that its something more than what it actually is. What it actually is is DLC.

I love PS4, but lets call a spade a spade.

Dewitt1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

Your opinion, I would much rather play FH2, MCC, SO, Spark, Ori, Cuphead, and several other titles. So many good titles coming to XB1 this holiday. Also, Fable and Halo 5 beta coming this year.

MysticStrummer1611d ago

Neither side can say definitively that theirs is the better lineup. It's completely subjective.

Having said that, more people clearly prefer what PS4 is bringing to the table and I expect that to continue, aside from some weeks or months here or there when XB1 will outsell PS4 in the US occasionally.

DigitalRaptor1610d ago

You're missing some games on the PS4 side like Guilty Gear Xrd and Natural Doctrine, but neither console really has a stronger second half of 2014. Every game on one console, has its counterpart on the other. The rest is opinion.

I'm also waiting for the excuses to roll in for the PS4's early 2015 lineup, with the fanboys somehow convincing themselves that Xbone will have a better lineup, when it doesn't have anything until the second part of 2015.


@ Solid_Snake

DriveClub is not a free-to-play game, numpty, so that's not an opinion.

LBP3 - didn't stop grown adults loving the sh*t out of that last gen.

The Last of Us Remastered - don't need to tell us when the clue is in the title. Doesn't count against it when it's a much improved version of arguably the best game of last-gen.

InFamous - still content that a lot of people are looking forward to.

PlanetSide 2 - Titanfall came out on PC and, yet the bots are using the hypocritical "PC" argument. If you cared about playing games on PC over consoles, you wouldn't have been using Titanfall as some kind of point in fanboy lists to begin with. PS2 is still far more ambitious and large scale than ANY multiplayer shooter on Xbone. It doesn't matter WHEN it came out, it's still a great game and a valid part of a lineup.


@ xJumpManx

Your list doesn't really do any favours when ramiuk1 just posted his list. It isn't a complete list either.

"And to your shot at Multi-paltform games I guess all the Multi-player games will be better on X1 because of Xbox Live is superior to PSN."

How about… no. We're not living in 2008-era PSN anymore. Getting tired of the XBL > PSN arguments, when there's nothing substantial to go along with them other than blind promises of dedicated servers that barely anyone seems to be interested in using over their own systems.

"I really question Last of US since it was just released last year. It is about as useless as Tomb Raider was since it was released last year too."

OH, I wonder why you question it. That came as a massive shock :p

So I guess the X360 version of Horizon 2 and PC version of Project Spark are useless too by your logic, and those are just 2 examples of games on one platform releasing at the same time as those games on other platforms.

"Useless"… that describes your attempt to downplay PS4's advantages.

y7jzdgy1610d ago

- Ryse
- Crimson Dragon
- Fable Legends
- Forza 5
- Spark
- Crackdown 3
- Halo MCC
- Halo 5
- Forza Horizon 2
- Sunset Overdrive
- Quantum Break
- Scalebound
- Killer Instinct
- Phantomdust
- Gears of War 4

*note* All Xbox exclusive non indie games with no f2p multi-plats

DigitalRaptor1610d ago (Edited 1610d ago )

@ y7jzdgy

We're talking about the lineups for the rest of 2014, and you bring up games from last year, games not coming until mid-late 2015, and some that aren't coming out until 2016. What kind of lousy point are you trying to make?

Do you really want me to list all the non-indie, non-F2P, non-multiplat PS4 games from launch until 2016? It's a shame all the Xbox fanboys think about are the games that can they somehow think put a dampener on what is a great, diverse PS4 lineup.

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zeuanimals1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

Take the entire year into account and the Xbox One's lineup doesn't look that great. It's got 5 retail exclusives for the entire year: Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Project Spark, and Halo MCC.

The PS4 had 3 in the first half: Infamous SS, MLB The Show, and FFXIV ARR.

Then it's gonna have Driveclub, TLOU Remastered, Guilty Gear Xrd, and LBP3.

Which is better is up to you but the PS4 has more games for the year overall. It's also gonna have Planetside 2 which is gonna take a lot of my time.

lelo1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

If you want to troll, at least get your exclusives accurate.

Titanfall, Project Spark, Halo MCC, Forza Horizon 2 are not exclusives for the X1.

TLOU, MLB, FFXIV, LBP3, Guilty Gear Xrd, Planetside 2 are not exclusives for the PS4.

zeuanimals1611d ago

@Lelo: I guess there's really no exclusives then. But by most people's definition of "exclusive", it simply means not on the competitor's systems.

ziggurcat1611d ago


titanfall is *not* an exclusive or the xbone.

titanfall also is available on PC, and X360, so it's a multiplatform title.

zeuanimals1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )


But almost every "exclusive" game fits into that category since they're available on Sony or MS's other platforms or on PC (LBP3 is on PS3 and 360 and Forza Horizon 2 is available on 360 and XB1), just not on their competitor's consoles. The only games that don't fit that category are Driveclub, Infamous SS, and Sunset Overdrive.

I'm pretty sure Forza Horizon 2 on the Xbox One is gonna be nothing like the 360 version, though. Two different studios working on them and one is running on a more powerful machine.

gamerhecz1611d ago

Since when does more games automatically make it a better line up?

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JBSleek1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

1. The first argument is stupid and clearly shows you are not a journalist. Yes 18,000 jobs will be laid off in the upcoming year with 2/3 coming from the recent purchase of Nokia. Outside of the recent departure of the TV studio Xbox is fine.

2. Destiny is unproven. Also this is the reason you should own both a Xbox One and PS4.

3. Trade in value isn't a good argument to get rid of a console this early.

4. Yes Xbox One graphics will not match PS4 and it doesn't have to. If you have compelling games and services people will buy them.

5. I guess I can agree yet it seems their main priority is bringing great games and that is starting this fall with what I consider the best exclusive lineup of all other consoles.

At the end of the day get both consoles if you can. 2015 is gonna be great and owning both consoles will be huge in the future. As well as a Wii U can't go wrong with Zelda and Mario.

HyperBear1611d ago

100 Agree!! I can't believe this came from a site called "Canadian" online gamers, actually makes me question a lot of their reasoning and motives.

Bottom Line: Keep your Xbox One and enjoy it, DO NOT Trade it in and get a PS4, especially not because of the reasons this author mentioned.

Digital_Anomaly1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

What does the country of origin have to do with anything? You know what... maybe you're right. All Canadians know about are hockey, poutine, beer, maple syrup and getting nasty with their socks on... THEY CAN'T BE TRUSTED!

At the end of the day it's JUST AN OPINION KIDS. Try not to get your panties burnin' so hard, you'll singe your meat curtains!

HyperBear1611d ago


Maybe if you actually clicked on my name and seen where I'm from and where I live, guess what...I'm Canadian!!! And I'm just appalled at this article/opinion piece cause it actually makes absolutely no sense and actually is sad that it game from a so-called "Canadian" publication, cause usually our journalists don't make up ridiculous articles like this.

Granted, as you said, It's just an opinion. But sometimes opinions actually have to make sense and have some credibility towards them, or else they turn out like this article did and just become a flamebait for the fanboy wars.