i seen Psn having now a pre order for digital games and i cant understand why .
i thought pre orders were so you can place money for someone to hold onto your copy but this is digital so its not like its going anywhere . can someone explain this to me please, there must be something im not getting here.
You normally get extras - I believe Steam gave you Max Payne 1 and 2 free when you pre-order Max Payne 3.
Same as how Steam do it.
You can pre-install it onto your console or PC so that the moment the game is officially released you can play it straight away without having to wait for it to download.
i seen that on steam but from games on psn arent offering anything extra from what i see
A lot of services let you preload as well. You can download most of the game a week or two before launch so you have a smaller download on launch day to activate the game. Not sure what PSN are giving as an incentive.
I believe it's not so much pre order but more pre download. As we know it can take a while to download a retail game so this way they are allowing you to download it before release, then on release day they will give you the unlock code to play it. Kinda like a preinstall steam game
At least that's what I heard on a podcast
PSN have a lighter-wallet feature. It's where they charge you more than retail and you also have to wait ages for it to download.
Ya, paying 69.99 for a new game on PSN which takes ages to download and doesn't come with a box, manual, any goodies, etc. is f*cking ridiculous. It's like they don't want digital sales to take off or something.
And it's less strain on the distribution servers on the day the game is released/unlocked.
At least on the PC you often get 10% off or something like that if you pre-order. And a cheap-o DLC extra maybe.
If you get nothing, then I don't really see a point in pre-oreding..