Childeater10 wrote:I dont think you will need to preorder it to be honest. Its going to be just like Halo 3. Everyone said preorder... and what happened? There were hundreds of copies left at every store. There going to ship plenty of copies. Although I don't see why not just preorder it to be on the safe side.
Yeah, there were TONS of copies of Halo 3 everywhere I went. Really popular games don't usually sell out or are hard to find... it's the "sleeper hits" that no one expects to sell big that get hard to find (like the Katamari games, for instance). A game like GTA IV is expected to sell like crazy, so every store gets a TON of them in (except for games stores, because they want to whore their pre-orders and try to make you think you HAVE to pre-order to get the game..... they intentionally only order a few more than they have pre-orders for).
I do, however, see why you wouldn't pre-order. I never pre-order anything, but I did with this game because I guess I got caught up in the hype. I'm generally against pre-ordering because the stores like Gamestop will get the game and sit on it for a week or so, refusing to sell it until the "Street date", while stores like Wal Mart will put them out when they get them.
I'm not necessarily blaming Gamestop for this, I know they get in big trouble if they sell the games early, but the simple fact is it's stupid to pre-order a game and then have to wait to get it while all the people that went to Wal Mart have been playing it for a week already. I wouldn't be surprised if my local Wal Mart has the game on shelves in the next couple days.... yet I'll have to wait until next week because I pre-ordered.
You just read my mind. I was leaving Wal*Mart at 12:05 with my copy. I passed the GameStop and couldn't help but LOL at a large group hudled together in a futile attempt to protect themselves from the uncommonly cold night air. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Have fun with your single-file line, hope it doesn't take you 45 min to get out of there. Let the fact that you paid for this in advance be your warm embrace. The conversations in those lines are the worst. I think for a very few, it's a way for nerds to socialize.