The Sony PlayStation 5 release is nearly upon us and as we near the launch — officially scheduled for Thursday, November 12th — it’s safe to say the vast majority of day-one PS5 buyers are already current PS4 owners. With a retail price of $499 (Blu-Ray) and $399 (Digital Edition), the cost of the PS5 is enough to make a dent in anyone’s wallet — but what if you could bring this price down?
If you’re thinking about upgrading to a PS5, a great way to lower the cost is by selling your old PS4, PS4 Slim, or PS4 Pro for cash. While PS4 trade-in deals are the easiest way to fund a PS5 purchase, you won’t get nearly as much money as if you sold your old PS4 yourself. Thankfully, Swappa is always the best way to get the most money for your old tech — that includes used video games and consoles as well.
To help give you a better idea of how much money you can get when you sell your PS4 instead of taking advantage of current trade-in programs, let’s take a look at current PS4 trade-in deals from across various retailers like GameStop, Best Buy, and Amazon.
PS4 trade-in value
The original PS4 came in a few different varieties, with the biggest differentiator being the storage sizes. On Swappa the original PS4 is worth around $211, significantly more money than if you traded in the console somewhere else. For instance, retailers like GameStop will only give you $100 or less for the system, and for exact pricing just take a look at the table below.
PS4 Slim trade-in value
The PS4 Slim was introduced back in 2016 and while internal hardware is similar to the original PS4 (minus an optical audio output), the Slim comes in a much more compact package. It’s not drastically smaller than the original PS4, but the redesign does make it easier to open the console up and clean the fan. On Swappa the PS4 Slim is worth $211, while trading in the console at retailers like GameStop will only get you around $140.
PS4 Pro trade-in value
The PS4 Pro is the latest version of the PlayStation 4. Released in 2016, alongside the PS4 Slim, the PS4 Pro introduced improved performance to run compatible games at a higher resolution and with higher frame rates than the original or newer Slim models. On Swappa, PS4 Pro models are selling for around $295,
Sell your PS4 on Swappa and get more cash 💰
As you can see, if you want to get the true value of your PS4, your best option is to list it on Swappa. We provide a safe and easy-to-use marketplace for buying and selling gently used tech. By connecting buyers directly to sellers, we eliminate middlemen like GameStop which only give the lowest trade-in values, in order to flip your PS4 for profit.
- Strict “no junk” policy
- No seller fees — ever
- Sell locally or ship online
- No greedy middlemen
- Get the highest value for your used tech
Every listing on Swappa vetted by our support team before it goes live in the marketplace, giving buyers the peace of mind in knowing they are getting a fully functional, gently used video game console that’s ready for use.
This is why countless online shoppers trust Swappa as the best place to buy and sell their used tech. From used iPhones to game consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 — Swappa helps you keep more money where it belongs: your wallet. Click the button below and start selling your used PS4 on Swappa today.