Buying Games on Launch Day: Do you do it?

"When I was younger and lacked any real responsibilities, I was fairly free with my money. When the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker came out on GameCube, I bought it on day one. When Halo and Halo 2 launched, I bought both those games on launch day. Things have changed, at least for myself, but I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting older, or if in general, people are not buying games on launch day like they use to."

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MSBAUSTX1476d ago

Hell yeah I do. It does ultimately depend on the game though. If it is a game I really want and have been following then I buy it at launch. Sometimes there are too many games to be bought and I wait until later. But if it exactly what I want then launch day it is.

AdamRoffel1476d ago (Edited 1476d ago )

Fair enough :P I no money, Steam and past generation was big for a lot of people, but I was curious how many people that really was. Hoping to get some feedback on that.

MSBAUSTX1476d ago

I will say this, money plays a huge factor as well. Fortunately media is doing a great job at notifying me when a particular game is coming out so I can save for it. Mario Kart 8 was the last launch date game I purchased before I bought Hyrule Warriors.

That is four months in between the two. The next launch day game I buy will be Master Chief Collection, 2 months between, and then Smash Bros U. However all of those games have been reserved and I pay them off little by little.

After this year though it is going to be really hard to justify new games due the amount I have that needs to be played. So it will be broke city for a little while. I can definitely understand that situation.

Geekman1476d ago

Depends on whether or not I have the money and/or its worth the full 60 bucks on launch day. No harm has ever come from waiting and buying a game used. (Unless, of course, that used game no longer works, but hey; Refunds.)