Jason McMaster over at GigaGamez has noticed an interesting trend
in new generation system listings on popular classified site Craigslist
. Apparently, dozens of posters are looking to trade their PlayStation 3s for a Wii and some extra spending cash.
A quick scan of the trade offers
in the San Francisco area shows that most of the offers are looking for a Wii and roughly $350 in exchange for their PS3. Others are looking to trade their Sony system for two Wiis
or offering slightly more ludicrous exchanges
. There are also some listings offering to trade their Wiis for a PS3
, but not nearly as many came up in our searches.
What's motivating all these trading offers? McMaster theorizes the traders are completists looking to dump a second Sony system for a hard-to-find Wii or single owners disappointed with the PS3s lackluster lineup. For some, though, the explanation
is a simple misunderstanding: "I made a grand mistake in getting my kids a gift for xmas. I thought they wanted a ps3, but rather they wanted a wii." There's no need to argue, parents just don't understand
[Via Guardian GamesBlog