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Cyanide slayer
March 24th, 2010, 7:58 PM
Now that I'm in the right place.


March 24th, 2010, 8:13 PM
I pre-order games at Target because of the $5 giftcard you get. Best deal around...

Gamestop sucks because all those games are open and I'm like OCD about packages... If I buy a new game I want it in the cellophane.

March 24th, 2010, 9:42 PM
I don't pre-order games, mostly because I can't afford any right now. If I were to buy them, I would pre-order any game that is in a good series (and the game itself looked great, obviously). Pre-ordering ensures I get mah gamez first day.

March 24th, 2010, 10:01 PM
I don't pre-order games, unless i've been a big fan of the genre for a while.
It doesn't really matter if you do or not. There isn't much of a difference.

If there are too many people fighting over a copy, then yeah... You should pre-order. If not, then just buy the game the day it comes out.

March 24th, 2010, 11:28 PM
I typically don't pre-order games unless they happen to be from a series that I love, then I know I'll like them. I think the only games I've ever pre-ordered were Pokemon Pearl, LoZ Majora's Mask, and Persona 4. Three in my entire life... which proves my 'I typically don't pre-order' answer. xD;

Normally, I wait until they've been out for awhile and drop in price, unless they're gifts.

March 25th, 2010, 12:11 AM
I'd pre-order games quite often because Europe is usually one of the last to have the game arrive at the stores. So to avoid the wait, I'd just pre-order the game. Would feel pretty good to know also that I'd have it before other people in the country.

March 25th, 2010, 12:22 AM
I only pre-order games if I'm geting a bonus with it/there are great chances of getting an early release (most triumphant example: HGSS). Otherwise, I'll just walk by the shop when it's released, or after a while, if it's not hyped enough.

And when I buy games from Wiiware, well, I just can't pre-order them XD

Kikaito plush
March 25th, 2010, 12:35 AM
We only pre order the " BIG" games like Mario kart or MGS...

March 25th, 2010, 4:04 AM
I mostly preorder games when I'm importing them, like the Pokémon games. You'd be surprised at how fast stocks dwindle at import sites. I usually don't preorder games being sold in the US, but I do order them from Amazon after the price has dropped or if Amazon is having a deal. Games are usually cheaper to me this way, and I really don't care about the preorder bonus. Occasionally, I will preorder a game if I like it enough that I want it at launch, but that has really only happened for Twilight Princess, Dragon Quest VIII, and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

March 25th, 2010, 6:26 AM
I only pre-order games if it's from something I like. =P Like Poke'mon. I pre-ordered HG (which should be here tomorrow), I also pre-ordered Pearl a few years back too. So yup, I only pre-ordered Poke'mon things. xD;

March 25th, 2010, 8:11 AM
I do whatever is cheapest. If I get a discount for pre-ordering I do that. If not I wait around for a store to have a sale or get some used ones.

Of course I don't buy many games and most of the time I don't pay enough attention to to release dates and things like that so I hardly ever pre-order anything.

March 25th, 2010, 8:48 AM
I want to wait for something to be tangibly present before I purchase it. I know I'll get it whichever way, but it puts me at subconscious ease to see it in my hands before my money's gone.

Cyanide slayer
March 25th, 2010, 9:14 AM
Thanks guys :) this helps me out a great deal!

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
March 25th, 2010, 11:12 AM
I do preorder games if it's something I really want and I know I can get to the store (usually GameStop because Wal-Mart's game selection sucks) the day it's supposed to be in. I recall pre-ordering Pokemon Pearl, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, and Atelier Annie in the past.

March 25th, 2010, 4:13 PM
I want to, but I never did before. : /

Wish I did, though. Might be playing HG instead of being on Facebook. xD

Captain Hobo.
March 25th, 2010, 4:22 PM
No, I don't have any pre-ordered games because I just don't pre-order any games.

March 25th, 2010, 4:38 PM
I have never pre-ordered before, though this is because my family want assurance that the game is in my hands when the money has been exchanged. We also rarely order things online because of this reason.

March 25th, 2010, 4:52 PM
I pre-ordered/imported Pokemon SoulSilver because I'm impatient. Other than that, I don't typically pre-order games.

March 25th, 2010, 5:56 PM
I have never once pre-ordered a game, and I never plan on doing so. I like going to the store myself and getting it. :D

March 26th, 2010, 5:21 PM
I don't pre-order.
It's not that I don't want to, it's just that I don't have the money to.

March 26th, 2010, 6:40 PM
If I know I'm going to be getting a game on release day, I go ahead and pre-order. It secures my copy and that way I don't have to worry about the store not having enough copies of the game to go around. I've run into this before so even if the stores doesn't offer any freebies, I'll still try to pre-order.

March 26th, 2010, 6:56 PM
Normally, I don't pre-order games simply because I can always get it later. However, SS is the very first game that I have pre-ordered

March 26th, 2010, 7:46 PM
95% of the time I'll preorder a game I want. It doesn't matter if the game is going to be a big hit, or just one of them small games. I like to preorder so I know I'll have a copy when I go to that store. There has been times where I preordered and the only copies they had left were that of people who haven't picked up their copy yet.

March 26th, 2010, 9:37 PM
I pre-order if it's a game I know I want and I know it will be popular the day of, and I think that I wouldn't be able to stand waiting 48 hours to get it. But those are few, since I can usually wait two days to get a new game, and I normally shop used games for hidden gems/games I've played and want my own copy of.

March 26th, 2010, 9:48 PM
I pre-order a game if i know its gonna sell out like hotcakes or if its a series or a enjoy playing, I just do to ensure I have a copy, and it forces me to make sure I don't spend all my money.

March 26th, 2010, 9:53 PM
I preorder a game if it's a game i'm really looking forward to. Sometimes I preorder just because I can.

Latest games I preordered were MW2, L4D2, and Bioshock 2.
Waiting a while to preorder Fallout: New Vegas. GOTY for sure.

March 28th, 2010, 11:42 PM
Yes, pre order special item add ons. Like my awesome Ho-oh toy, figure

March 29th, 2010, 2:14 PM
I don't really pre-order games anymore, I didn't even pre-order my HeartGold. I don't know why I don't, its not my thing xP

March 29th, 2010, 2:19 PM
I don't preorder games.

Usually stores stock up enough for everyone.

Cold Fusion
March 29th, 2010, 2:20 PM
I only pre-order if I am really excited to get the game like with the new Pokemon games, otherwise never. The last time I pre-ordered a game except for Soul Silver is when Sims 2 came out for the Playstation 2. :/