Microsoft is tempting PlayStation gamers to give up on Sony's 7-year-old system and upgrade to its next-generation hardware with an in-store credit to its retail locations.
In fact, it's also offering last-generation gamers the same exact amount if they trade in an Xbox 360 S or Xbox 360 E.
These are newer versions of its 8-year-old console, which may be a sign that even Microsoft doesn't want your potential Red Ring of Death hardware back.
Microsoft's provocative trade-in deals
The fine print reveals that the deal comes down to a less provocative trade - a slim Xbox 360 and any PS3 console gets credit to the entire Microsoft Store.
Microsoft has pulled the same stunts with both tablets and smartphones in the past.
Microsoft's push to win converts through trade-in programs is continuing, a sign that it might be just crazy enough to work.
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