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$75 Switch pre-order bonus at GameStop is perfect for trading in your Wii U

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PowerUp Rewards members who trade in an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, or PlayStation VR system towards a Nintendo Switch preorder will get an additional $50 in store credit on top of the existing trade-in value for their console, while PowerUp Rewards Pro members will receive an additional $75 in store credit.

If you have yet to upgrade to something “this generation,” you can trade in your Nintendo Wii or Nintendo 3DS for an additional $20 in store credit or $30 if you’re a PowerUp Rewards Pro member.

While a Power Up Rewards account is free, the Pro tier costs $15 a year, and includes perks like extra credit on trade-ins (obviously) and a subscription to Game Informer magazine.

Here’s how this all looks in table format!

Nintendo Switch trade-in values

Console Trade-in value PowerUp Rewards bonus PowerUp Rewards Pro bonus TOTAL
Console Trade-in value PowerUp Rewards bonus PowerUp Rewards Pro bonus TOTAL
Nintendo Wii U 8GB $75.00 $50.00 $75.00 $125.00 - $150.00
Nintendo Wii U 32GB $120.00 $50.00 $75.00 $170.00 - $195.00
Nintendo Wii System - Original White $20.00 $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 - $50.00
Nintendo Wii System with Wii Motion Plus - White $35.00 $20.00 $30.00 $55.00 - $65.00
Nintendo New 3DS XL System with Stylus $120.00 $20.00 $30.00 $140.00 - $150.00
Nintendo 3DS XL System $100.00 $20.00 $30.00 $120.00 - $130.00
Nintendo 3DS System - Black $90.00 $20.00 $30.00 $110.00 - $120.00

In case there’s any confusion as to how this works, here’s the GameStop account clarifying the deal:

Nintendo Switch Details Revealed

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