These days the only advantages of pre-orders belong to the publishers and retailers since they help them gauge how much stock they should purchase/produce and gives them some cash down upfront to ensure that early reviews do not discourage early adopters easily.
What does pre ordering a game do?
What Is Pre-Ordering? In case you’re not familiar with the practice, pre-ordering a video game is the act of paying for a game before it’s even released. You can do so with a physical copy as well as a digital copy of the game. Typically, when you pre-order a physical copy, you don’t pay the full amount upfront.
Why is pre ordering games bad?
Companies that make and sell video games have very good reasons for wanting customers to preorder games: They want to lock down as many guaranteed customers as possible. As a bonus, they get a chunk of the money upfront months, or even years, before the game comes out.
Does pre ordering a game cost more?
@tonylogan007: Unless I’m grabbing a collectors edition, a pre-order has never cost more. Pay the same as the launch price of any game. Pre-orders benefit is simply a guarantee order for day one access.
Is it good to pre order?
Truth is, you should almost never, ever, preorder a video game. A preorder does virtually nothing for you, but it does a great deal for various other parties. First off, it’s a free loan. You’re essentially giving a game retailer 5 or more dollars for free.
Do pre orders arrive on release day?
As long as your order is placed before 4 pm on the day before release day and payment is processed without any issues, we would expect you to receive your game on release day. Our orders are dispatched up until 5 pm the day before release. When this happens, you will receive a shipping confirmation email.
Does pre order charge immediately?
Get your pre-order incentives. If you used account credit only to pre-order your game, your balance will be taken immediately. If you used a credit card, or split your payment between credit card and account balance, you will be charged around 10 days before the game launches.