If you’re an Xbox One owner then chances are that you’re thinking about getting Titanfall. Those who don’t currently own an Xbox One can get the game for free if they buy the special Titanfall bundle. That’s great and all but what if you already own the system? You’d have to buy the game, right? Not necessarily. Thanks to Gamestop’s own deals, you can effectively get Titanfall AND another title for free.
We’ve called Gamestop and verified the following information. Here’s how it works: If you trade in your Xbox One then you will receive $390 in-store credit. Combine that with the 50% extra in-store credit for trading in the console ($195) and you’re left with $585. That’s enough to get the Titanfall bundle and buy another game. You can even buy a month of Xbox Live Gold if you wanted to.
There’s no real reason NOT to do this if you currently own the system. Everything is saved to the cloud so it’s not like you’d lose any of your games or game saves. This is about as much of a win-win scenario as you can find.
Keep in mind that this is something that Gamestop can change at any time so you should head over to your local store while these deals are still live on their website.
So there you have it folks. If you own an Xbox One and want to get Titanfall and another game for free now you know how to go about doing it.
[Editor’s Update] After calling around to local Gamestops in the New York City area and one in Los Angeles to verify last night, we decided to go ahead and publish this post. From what I was told by various reps was that the chain would honor the trade in values listed on their site (and if they had to go through management to get the approval, they would). There was a misinterpretation of the values listed; I was candid with everyone I spoke with to make sure that what I was seeing was correct, upon checking their online site three different reps at three different locations agreed on the $390 although their systems listed otherwise. This morning I decided to go in person to investigate further and it has since been clarified: the %30 is indeed applied in that pricing and cannot be combined with any other offer. I would like to apologize if I (Joel Taveras – Deputy Editor) mislead any of our readers as it was certainly not my intent and certainly not a reflection of what we aim to to do here at DualShockers. Our readers deserve better than that. I just want to clarify that the decision to run the story rests with me and should not reflect on any writers of the site. -Joel