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Opinion What to do with your PS4 and Xbox One if you have new generation consoles?

What to do with your PS4 and Xbox One now that you have the PS5 and / or Xbox Series S / X?

Recent buyer of the PS5 and Xbox Series X (it’s for work), I wonder what to do with my PS4 and my Xbox One S. Give them? Resell them? Keep? To throw them? I took the time to study the issue and here are my conclusions.

Playstation 4

For the PS4, depending on your model and the update level, I would suggest you keep it. My reasons are not the best and I will keep them to myself for the moment so as not to attract the wrath of the builder. Let’s just say that I would like to eventually catch up at a lower cost. The other reason is that switching to the new generation is not possible on all games. Some only work on PS4 and not on PS5 (Yakuza Like A Dragon, Samurai Warriors 5). Others ask you to checkout if you want the so-called version next-gen (Spider-Man, Death Stranding Director’s Cut).

In case you want to resell it, know that the prices vary a lot depending on the model. Based on different websites like eBay, Kijiji or GameStop here are the prices that I could find:

  • Used PS4: between $ 150 and $ 300 depending on the condition and presence of the box and cables as well as the number of games
  • Used PS4 Slim: between $ 250 and $ 350 depending on the condition and presence of the box and cables as well as the number of games
  • Used PS4 Pro: between $ 350 and $ 450 depending on the condition and presence of the box and cables as well as the number of games

Finally, the last option is to give it away if you are feeling generous. It is a beautiful gift and ultimately an easy gift. You will not derive any pecuniary benefit from it, but your little cousin, your brother, your sister, your friend will be eternally grateful to you.

Xbox one

When it comes to the Xbox One, it’s a little different. It is possible to make it a versatile retro gaming station quite legally for example. For $ 20, if you want to keep your console, you can turn it into a development console (we will possibly explain how to do it). You can then install software like RetroArch and play your favorite retro games (if you have legal copies of those games). Unless you really want to become a developer and make your own games.

That being said, this is the only reason, because Microsoft has made great efforts with regard to backward compatibility. You can buy and / or play games dating back to the first Xbox released in 2001! Four generations of consoles in one!

For resale, the prices are somewhat similar to the Sony console. They will vary according to the state of the console, the model and of course the presence of the box and / or games to accompany it:

  • Used Xbox One: between $ 200 and $ 350 depending on the condition and presence of the box and cables as well as the number of games
  • Used Xbox One S: between $ 250 and $ 400 depending on the condition, the model (500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB) and the presence of the box and cables as well as the number of games
  • Used Xbox One X: between $ 350 and $ 500 depending on the condition and the presence of the box and cables as well as the number of games

Finally, as for the PlayStation 4, it is quite possible to give it to a loved one. This is again a simple option if you have geek around you. Young and old alike, this console will appeal to everyone thanks to the wide variety of games available.

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