After seeing Best Buy’s disappointing pre-order bonus today I just had to write this…
The Pre-order bonuses in the US totally suck! We aren’t getting any sort of physical items only a variety of in-game weapons, which is so lame given that the inventory system in Downpour won’t let us hang on to said bonus in-game weapons as we play! What makes it even worse is that other countries are offering some kick ass physical goodies for pre-ordering in addition to the same bonus in-game weapons.
In Mexico they are giving away mugs, flashlights and laptop cases While in Australia two retailers are offering a very cool Downpour t-shirt and poster combo.
I am le sad. I put an order into Amazon so at least I won’t have to pay sales tax, I get the game on the release day with free shipping and a $10 Amazon credit. Also since I pre-ordered HD Collection there as well I can take $5 off my Downpour purchase.
I also put in a pre-order to Australian retailer JB Hi-Fi (who’s willing to ship internationally) so at least I’ll have some cool Downpour bonus items coming for my Silent Hill collection.
So are you guys disappointed as well? If you are pre-ordering which retailer are you going with?