Mako wrote:I keep all my consoles. No point in paying full price just to turn around and sell it for half price a year or so later. The decision is entirely up to you though. We can't make the decision for you. If you do end up selling it I would wait for a specific sale, like MoldyClay suggested. At least you will be getting a bit for for it than otherwise. Still, they are ripping you off no matter what since they will turn around and sell it for a huge profit...
I don't sell my consoles either. I can't stand it, even if I don't use them. We just happened to have another DSi in our house that nobody cared about (literally was sitting around for like two years and I used it for trading Pokemon over; I think it was originally my sister's but she didn't care about it).
As for a huge profit, it really depends:
For example, I traded them a DSi, which they usually only give you $25-ish for.
I got $60 towards the 3DS for it during the trade-in deal.
They sell refurbished DSi systems for only $69.99. So they're only making $10 off of it.
Granted, obviously you lose money if you bought it new, but you're also wasting money if you keep it and don't use it anyway. And if I traded it in for just the $25, then yeah, they'd be making a lot more.
If he trades in the 3DS now for $50, then yes. They *are* making a ton off of it because they make $100 (they sell it back for $150). It'd be better to wait it out until there is a specific deal or something, that way you're getting way more money back towards the XL and less of a loss overall from the original purchase. The only people that lose all over are those who bought at launch.
Steel Diver wrote:I'm kind of leaning towards trading it in since I have no one I can sell or give it to and I won't be using it any more when I get the XL. I will be saving my Wii when I get the Wii U though.
Which makes sense. There's no reason to have a 3DS and an XL other than collection purposes. Only reason I have DS and DSi is because my DS's top screen broke, but I still have it since it can play GBA games if I want. DSi also had DSiWare, which was relevant. Both were gifts anyway. Haha.
As for Wii and Wii U, the Wii can still act as a Gamecube. And some of those saves are not going to transfer over (all Online-enabled games, like Brawl), unless they unlock the online saves. You can also hack the Wii and play import games (which is what I intend to do once I get a Wii U. Going to play all the games that didn't make it over here).