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16 May 2012
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Sony Announce New ‘Pre-Buy’ Service

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http://techtroid.co.uk/sony-announce-new-pre-buy-service-for-sorcery-others-10733

 

Players will be able to pay for and download games before they are released, just like you can with Steam titles. Then, on release day, the game will be unlocked for all to play.

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All this is doing Is allowing PSN downloads before the BD release.

(The delay to friday is a UK specific delay. The Rest of EU gets games on PSN store update day.) 

Will I use it. unlikely as the BD will be cheaper, Digital Release prices will be the Full RRP/SRP which means you pay extra again all ready.

If a title Is Download exclusive there wont be a BD version anyway. so this early release can't happen as what it realy means is SCE is delaying the release for a week or so.

    

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What's the point in this feature? You pay for something, download it, then wait a millenium before you can play it, daft idea? I mean who wants a bunch load of unplayable games clogging up valuable hard drive space on their PS3. You might as well wait for it's release.

 

Sony's logic is: Increase download sales and avoid over heating of their servers on PStore. I like the logic but you're just shoving your rubbish on to our side and ripping us off in the process. Great one Sony:smileyfrustrated:

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Re: Sony Announce New ‘Pre-Buy’ Service

So is it just for full game releases or will this option be availale for PSN titles as well??

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Re: Sony Announce New ‘Pre-Buy’ Service

Worst idea ever :smileyvery-happy:

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So, I could pre-order from an online retailer and get the game a day earlier and on disc.

 

Or I could pre-order from the Store, pay £10 extra, and have to wait for it to download and install.

 

Hmm. It's a tough one.

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Re: Sony Announce New ‘Pre-Buy’ Service

Well i think it's good that Sony have given people a choice to use this feature or not, and too be honest at least you will get the game on release date, unlike some companies that sends the game out late due to whatever reasons.

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Re: Sony Announce New ‘Pre-Buy’ Service

I think its a good idea, cant see anything negative about it anyway. if someone wants to use it, then the option is now there.
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Steam have done this for ages and it's a great feature.

To explain, people might want to buy the digital version of a game. Now if they can pre download it to their console then it is unlocked on release day, they can play right away like their friends who might have bought it on disc, they are not waiting all day to download the game and are not missing out that day just because they chose the download copy.

This is very helpful to people with slow connections who can have it ready to go day one.
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Re: Sony Announce New ‘Pre-Buy’ Service


BiosNova wrote:
Steam have done this for ages and it's a great feature.

To explain, people might want to buy the digital version of a game. Now if they can pre download it to their console then it is unlocked on release day, they can play right away like their friends who might have bought it on disc, they are not waiting all day to download the game and are not missing out that day just because they chose the download copy.

This is very helpful to people with slow connections who can have it ready to go day one.

 

Whether you download today or tomorrow; people would still be missing out on valuable playing time and clogging up their Hard Drives.

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