A lot of people just want to preorder a damn SNES Classic. But nothing’s ever easy with Nintendo
Update: Today’s the last day you could preorder and reasonably hope to get it on launch day.
Online retailer Amazon offered preorders for the Switch several times following the console’s release date announcement, promising day one delivery of Nintendo’s latest console. Now it’s day one, and many preorder customers are still waiting.
Players who pre-purchase World of Warcraft’s Legion expansion gain access to the new Demon Hunter class on August 9, well in advance of the August 30 launch. Demon Hunters can only be elves though, so it hardly matters.
Remember that awful pre-order scheme that the publisher of the next Deus Ex game cooked up? The one that urged fans to plunk down money in advance with the possibility of having the game to come out four days early? Well, Square Enix wised up and ended the shenanigans.
This isn’t really a deal, but if you want Google’s new OnHub wireless router when it ships at the end of the month, you should preorder it quickly. It seems to be going in and out of stock at Amazon right now, so if you don’t see it available, try refreshing in a few minutes. [Google OnHub Router, $200]
I know how everybody here feels about preorders, but this is actually pretty cool. Xbox One owners who preorder Fallout 4 will receive a download code for Fallout 3 within 7-10 days. You’ll be able to play it immediately on an Xbox 360, or on Xbox One at an indeterminate date once it’s added to the console’s new…
Earlier this week ArenaNet announced preorders for Heart of Thorns, the first major expansion for Guild Wars 2. Then all hell broke loose over the upgrade’s $50 base price tag.
Hey kids, want the same exact toys in black and gold? The Toys'R'Us legendary Skylanders line continues with next month's Trap Team, with a pair of special toys guaranteed to be warming shelves a month or two after launch.
Last year I gave Activision flack for making its special Dark Edition version of Skylanders: Swap Force a GameStop exclusive. The $99 Skylanders: Trap Team Dark Edition carries no such constraints, so if your children don't get one it's merely because you're some kind of monster.
I get it, lots of people hate preorder bonuses. The only thing they hate more is retailer-specific preorder bonuses. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham features six different retailer-specific incentives, but only one is a Plastic Man minifig. Which retailer gets it? Oh you know.
Sneaky sneaky, Atlus, spreading your preorder/early adopter bonus across two games. Fans who pick up this fall's Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth for the 3DS get the second half of a set of Persona 4-themed tarot cards. The first half? That's the fightin' half.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is now available for pre-purchase at Steam. Pre-purchasing unlocks the "Die Regime-Panzerung" and "Der Maschinensoldaten-Helm." Or, Team Fortress 2 Heavy armor and hat.
Carbine Studios' animated space opera has been teasing MMORPG fans with colorful characters and hilarious CGI videos since its announcement in 2011. On June 3, WildStar opens the wild space frontier to the public. Let's see what goodies we can get for preordering.