The Great Pre-Order Debate: Why You Should Never, Ever Pre-Order

Skip the grinding! Get this completely useless DLC! Get an action figure! What about this fanny pack!? Are any of these so called ‘perks’ really worth giving publishers and developers an interest free loan? Should they make their money before we even have a quality product in our hands?

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addictedtochaos1324d ago

Great, another one of these. If a game interests me I'm going to pre-order it. Its that simple.

dumahim1324d ago


Also, I pre-order through Amazon. I don't pay anything until it ships and I get it delivered on release day. If I change my mind at the last minute, I can cancel it. Once in a while, you have to pre-order on limited number collector's editions.

Nothing to lose, I only benefit.

Finch1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

Agreed, only one I hated todate was the new Farcry I did digital preorder before I knew that the map editor was useless and the coop was majorly gimped. Yet I will still preorder, but from now on I will not preorder a game that's having info with held. Once I know what I need to know about a game I will go ahead and preorder. If there is still things they holding back and not saying. Well I will not preorder or buy until I know.

nucky641324d ago

agreed - I don't preorder for any extras - I do so for games that I want on launch day. if I hadn't preordered dying light at my local gamestop - I wouldn't have gotten it - they had already sold every copy they were getting for ps4 on launch day.

WeAreLegion1324d ago

I pre-order so I can pay off games slowly.

I could not care less about pre-order bonuses. I absolutely hate them.

I also pre-order when games get a discount, like Kingdom Hearts III for only $42.99 on Amazon last week. That's a savings of $23 for me.

rawrock1324d ago

Demon Hunter, great band!

WeAreLegion1324d ago

Showbread, also a great band!

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PurpHerbison1324d ago

I'll never pre order again after Dark Souls 2.

ion6661324d ago

I know right. the weakest weapons in the whole damn game.

Fro_xoxo1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

I let the scapegoats do that for me.. as they whine & complain upon release.

Then I show up once all is solved. . . also at a bargain price during the wait.


A lot of games aren't worth full price.

radler1324d ago

Haha yeah, people preorder like clueless sheep and surprise surprise, when the game doesn't work or isn't anything like what was advertised, they start complaining. Then they go preorder the next game like idiots.

I haven't bought a game at launch for a long time now, and I never will again. There's literally no negatives to waiting a week or two after the release of a game to see how reviews/tech analysis/online holds up, and you often save money in the process :D

I've lost count of the amount of games I was excited for and looked promising but ended up being utter garbage when they released, making me glad that I didn't get sucked into the hype. I just feel sorry for all the chumps that still drop down cash on something that could end up being terrible. Just goes to show the power of advertising!

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