Last week we did our best to navigate the competitive world of console gaming to make a recommendation on which current system should fit under your TV. However, for some gamers, it’s almost physically painful to pick just one console and miss out on all the exclusive content on the other two.
For those gamers, GameStop has an online deal that leaves you free to choose. The new Pre-owned Next Generation Hardware Bundle offers used and “refurbished” editions of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U for a total cost of $569.98. That’s a savings of almost 30 percent over the price you’d pay for all three used systems individually at GameStop, and 40 percent off the $950 you’d have to pay to get those systems brand new (although the new systems would contain a few). also bundled games). The deal looks even better when you consider that two years ago a brand new Kinect-bundled Xbox One and a single game alone would set you back $560.
You may understandably be wary of buying consoles that have been subjected to unknown horrors by previous owners, but all of GameStop’s used consoles go through the company’s impressive refurbishment center, where they’re tested and refreshed for new owners (those centers are even been able to fix the infamous Xbox 360 red ring of death since 2009). GameStop also offers a seven-day money-back guarantee on pre-owned hardware and a 30-day return period where you can exchange the console for an identical one without question. After that it is caveat emptor.
This deal is so good it might be worth the small risk of going with pre-owned hardware, provided you’re looking for a quick way to access everything this generation of console gaming has to offer.
It’s unclear how long the stock will last, so hurry over to the GameStop website if you’re interested.