Depends on the game.
If it's a game that I am hyped for or a multiplayer game, then I'll buy it on release. Heck sometimes there are deals that allow me to get $20-$30 off of the pre-order prior to release.
If it's a game that I am meh about, I'll wait for it to go on sale.
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