What factor has the greatest impact on your decision to pre-order a game?

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What factor has the greatest impact on your decision to pre-order a game?
Just GOTTA have it as soon as possible. (644)
 
Incentives (exclusive content, discounts, etc.). (371)
 
Worries about retail availability at launch. (227)
 
Pressure from retail employees. (21)
 
I generally don't pre-order games. (620)
 
#1
1:41 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
nealdt
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What factor has the greatest impact on your decision to pre-order a game?
What factor has the greatest impact on your decision to pre-order a game?

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#2
1:43 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
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Incentives~ Otherwise I just wait til the day, or pre-order it if it's looking like the game has high demand and might be hard to get the day it comes out.
#3
1:54 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
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Basically, it has to be a Pokemon game. (For me I mean)
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#4
1:54 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
Shinarouji
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Bonuses, or incentives as the poll says. If it's not a big name title and it doesn't have anything like that, I usually just wait until launch.
#5
1:55 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
Franky GGG
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The question I ask myself is: Is it MvC 3?
#6
2:14 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
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Availability is a problem in boston =/
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#7
2:14 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
Xyless
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I don't preorder anything at all unless it's through Amazon, and even then, it's rare.
#8
3:24 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
Myrmidon
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LOL. Pressure from retail employees. Someone actually picked that? Oh wow. xD
I've never pre-ordered a game before. However, if I were to do so, it'd probably be because of the incentives.
#9
6:01 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
Diva
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BULLLLLLLLLL
WELL I GOT SONIC COLORS AS A PRORDER GAME
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#10
6:16 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
Toonblade
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I usually only get Major Releases, plus i'm a 360 gamer, I sold all of my wii stuff except for Smash Bros Brawl, Melee, Luigi's Mansion, Kirby Air Ride.

The only wii game i'm planning on getting is Pikmin 3 or Legend of Zelda, the only DS game is Pokemon: Black & White.


Nintendo made so many spin-offs, and cancelled some good series that should of had an installment (Luigi' Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine, Kirby Air Ride) that I had to stop, plus the wii doesn't support most upcoming FPS titles (Bulletstorm, Gears of War 3, Homefront)
#11
8:12 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
Amaterasu Okami
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Already Pre-Ordered MvC3, but I hate waiting for 2 weeks for release icon_sad
#12
11:02 AM Feb 2 2011 2011
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i think the only game i ever preordered was like golden sun lol
i always wait till games are cheap to buy them otherwise
#13
12:27 PM Feb 2 2011 2011
KMF
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only pre-ordered the American Brawl release. But that game broke after 1 year. Definitely the last time I pre-ordered somethingicon_razz
#14
1:48 PM Feb 2 2011 2011
Eki
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Once I was held at gunpoint by a Gamestop employee. He forced me to preorder some movie license game. I got a free sticker for it.

So yeah, pressure from retail employees.
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#15
2:38 PM Feb 2 2011 2011
Neo_2.0
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"What factor has the greatest impact on your decision to pre-order a game?" I usually buy games that i'm lookin forward to, & if i've seen some gameplay trailers to it then i might pre-order it.
#16
7:23 PM Feb 2 2011 2011
Nessy
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I got TvC 2 days early thanks to online pre order. I pre order online mostly, this helps so I don't have to go to the shop and just incase I forget I get a nice little suprise!!
#17
8:11 PM Feb 2 2011 2011
ShadowSlash
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I usually don't pre-order games, no matter how high the demand is and whether it's a game or a new console. For me, I wait until the price gets lower.
#18
8:38 PM Feb 2 2011 2011
Z3PHYR-11
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Quote (originally posted by Amaterasu Okami):
Already Pre-Ordered MvC3, but I hate waiting for 2 weeks for release icon_sad


... Hm, same here, though I've been waiting for 4 months. T_T
#19
11:00 PM Feb 2 2011 2011
NJMike
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I generally don't pre-order games.

#20
8:23 PM Feb 5 2011 2011
Dashing Professor Req
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I feel like pre-ordering games and dlc are ridiculous. Why should I pay an extra 5+ bucks for content that is ALREADY on the disc. I kinda irks me. :I
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