I pre-order if ...
1) It's limited physical release of an Indie dev.
2) Collector or Special physical Edition
3) If I know they'll probably be out of stock fast for a big release.
But usually, I don't cuz I got the best trick in the world !!
Being the first customer at my local EB Games early morning,lol.
Though now that I learned about Octopath Traveler shortages everywhere I'm kinda glad they anticipated copies for people who didn't pre-order it.
Also, when I do pre-order, the guarantee in money a give them is given back into my purchase, so I consider it more like a loan of some sort. But I do think the way they try to incentivise pre-orders with a buttload of exclusive content with certain version is bullcrap for us consumers.
(I mean just look a the StarLink Startup pack for the Switch version which has the StarFox Airwings in it with exclusive missions and characters, it's clear this is meant to insentivise people to pre-order the Switch version instead of the vanilla one on PS4/Xbone)
Last edited by Mar1217 - on 18 July 2018