I shall be getting both on release, although it'll probably be several months before I get around to Shining Pearl. But I want those figurines and buying them separately would probably cost me far more than it should, so...
...and if I don't get them on day of release there is going to be hell to pay, I don't pay for tracked delivery to wait until the following Monday or later to get my games >.>
I'm considering it this time. Thinking of redeeming some of my Instant Gift card perks on Swagbucks a week before the games release so I can buy them on the day of release. I get five instant gift cards a month, so I might just use some so I can buy the games earlier than I usually do.
Waiting to see how much budget looks like when they release, but I'm leaning towards no. I usually prefer to wait for discounts (even though Nintendo first party games barely ever get any...) unless I really, really like the franchise or have a lot of faith in the performance of the game, and after the most recent Pokemon games I'm a little skeptical.