If you're the kind of gamer who wants to buy this fall's top Xbox 360 games as soon as they're released and also buy them again for the Xbox One as soon as you can, Amazon is offering a deal that might be of interest to you. Essentially, Amazon will let you trade in an Xbox 360 game to get the same title for the Xbox One for only $9.99. For starters, you'll need to own one of eight new or forthcoming Xbox 360 games Amazon is including in the promo (options include FIFA '14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Battlefield 4). Then, if you want to upgrade a game to the Xbox One version when it is released, you can just initiate a trade-in using Amazon's standard system. In addition to the guaranteed $25 Amazon says it'll give for these games, you'll also get an additional $25 off if you purchase the same game for the Xbox One.
At the end of the day, the upgraded Xbox One version of the game will only cost you about $10 — not a bad deal, considering Amazon's throwing an extra $25 on top of what it would normally give for a trade-in. Of course, there's a lot of fine print to be aware of; most significant is that customers can only do this $10 upgrade once for one single game. You'll also need to complete the trade-in and buy your Xbox One game by the end of the year or else you'll lose the bonus $25 credit. However, it doesn't matter where you bought the Xbox 360 version of your game, be it from Amazon or somewhere else. All in all, the audience for this deal is probably somewhat limited, but it looks like there's some demand for it — Gamestop announced a similar promotion earlier this month. If you absolutely need to have one of the eight games Amazon is offering on launch day, and also want to have it for the Xbox One, this deal is worth looking in to.