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Digital game pre-order sales for E3?

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Digital game pre-order sales for E3?

I asked this in the Walmart thread in Hot Deals, but I'm just curious if anywhere like the microsoft store or Playstation store or anywhere else has discounted any pre-orders for E3? Or if all sales are physical copies only?

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This is the biggest joke - digital should be cheaper than retail, but it never is.
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Unfortunately they don't offer any discount for digital copy of games.
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9394 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 11:14 am
This is the biggest joke - digital should be cheaper than retail, but it never is.
I would say you are mostly right, but once in a while you can get better deal on digital. Just like we got NBA 2k19 for 3.99 on all systems recently. Happens rarely though.

Back to OP. I would never pre-order digital, unless its very cheap. You don't know if the game will be good or a turd. With all the unfinished games and poor quality day 1 releases I would strongly caution against digital pre-order. With physical you can cancel pre-order or return while sealed, with digital pre-orders there are no refunds.
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Andro wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 7:32 pm
I would say you are mostly right, but once in a while you can get better deal on digital. Just like we got NBA 2k19 for 3.99 on all systems recently. Happens rarely though
Umm...that $3.99 price was at the end of the season! I'm talking about pre-orders or sale within a month of release.
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I prefer digital so this has always been disappointing. I wish PSN ran e3 preorder deals. Even the get $15 for spending $100 coupon that use to come out frequently has disappeared. I used that one to preorder frequently.
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zod wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 10:02 pm
I prefer digital so this has always been disappointing. I wish PSN ran e3 preorder deals. Even the get $15 for spending $100 coupon that use to come out frequently has disappeared. I used that one to preorder frequently.
Do you think there are no digital PO sales because MS/Sony takes a bigger cut since it's on their platform's store?

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