Neoseeker : News : Sony upsets Grand Theft Auto V fans by delaying PSN preload to September 15 in Europe, Monday for US
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TheButcher99999 Sep 13, 13
The 16th is a Monday.....
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Shave ya Head Sep 13, 13
Unlucky but I can see why. Suppose people should consider themselves lucky enough that you can pre-load at all.

As for any moaners out there, don't blame Sony for this, or R*, blame the hacker.
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BucNazT Sep 13, 13
Sounds like Sony either pissed off Rockstar with the leak and they took back pre loading rights or they couldn't figure out a way to stop the pre load from leaking info. If Sony did, indeed, piss off Rockstar, I wonder what that would do to their "partnership" of sorts....seeing all the TV advertising has had Playstation and their GTA bundle attached to V's trailer and no mention of 360 at all!

Either way, it sucks for anyone looking forward to pre loading their digital copy. Hopefully the download speeds on the morning of the 17th will be tolerable for you guys here in the States.
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Shave ya Head Sep 13, 13
Come to think of it, they will most likely compensate for this, since people have paid a lot of money (33% more than retail in some cases) in order to pre-load. Although I suppose one can argue that they did get 75% off a Rockstar game.
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TheButcher99999 Sep 13, 13
People paying MORE for a digital copy of a game dumbfound me.
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BucNazT Sep 13, 13
quote Shave ya Head
Come to think of it, they will most likely compensate for this, since people have paid a lot of money (33% more than retail in some cases) in order to pre-load. Although I suppose one can argue that they did get 75% off a Rockstar game.
Really?! I didn't know it costs you more to be able to pre load a game! I've never done it before so I had no idea.

or do you just mean more people pre ordered the digital copy?
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Shave ya Head Sep 13, 13
I'm with you there TheButcher99999. I'm sure there's some reason they got digital but I can't find it. Fair enough if it were PC, since you buy a game on there and you have it for life. Maybe the 75% off a R* game? I wouldn't mind hitting up RDR one more time before GTAV.


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quote Shave ya Head
Come to think of it, they will most likely compensate for this, since people have paid a lot of money (33% more than retail in some cases) in order to pre-load. Although I suppose one can argue that they did get 75% off a Rockstar game.
Really?! I didn't know it costs you more to be able to pre load a game! I've never done it before so I had no idea.

or do you just mean more people pre ordered the digital copy?
No no, the digital copies cost more whether you pre-load or not, but yeah, some games on PSN are £50 when they come out. Ridiculous but there was a reason for it I think.
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BucNazT Sep 13, 13
quote Shave ya Head
No no, the digital copies cost more whether you pre-load or not, but yeah, some games on PSN are £50 when they come out. Ridiculous but there was a reason for it I think.
Man, thats insane! If anything, the digital version should be cheaper because you aren't paying for a physical disc, game case, map or booklet.

It would be one thing if the Digital version ran better performance-wise, because you don't have to constantly load from the blu-ray drive. But thats not ever really the case, both versions run the same. Paying extra for digital isn't right at all.
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Shave ya Head Sep 13, 13
Nope it isn't but since PSN is owned by Sony, they can charge ridiculous prices and some tech geeks with the cash just go ahead and buy them.

I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing a pile of physical games on my shelf but I have to admit, seeing so many digital games on Steam(Because they're way cheaper than console) is very nice as well.
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BucNazT Sep 13, 13
quote Shave ya Head
Nope it isn't but since PSN is owned by Sony, they can charge ridiculous prices and some tech geeks with the cash just go ahead and buy them.

I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing a pile of physical games on my shelf but I have to admit, seeing so many digital games on Steam(Because they're way cheaper than console) is very nice as well.
Yeah, I hear you! I am an avid collector of games, dvds, comics and other memorabilia....yeah, I'm a wicked nerd! haha It just gives me a sense of pride seeing everything Ive collected over the years, with digital content, it just doesn't feel the same to me, like its not really mine in the first place.

I just did the Pounds to Dollars conversion and they are REALLY charging you almost $80 for a digital copy? That actually kind of pisses me off!! How much do they charge for physical copies there?
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sampunas123 Sep 13, 13
In Europe the MSRP is £50 which is the game price on PSN iirc, so we're paying a lot more. Amazon UK is selling them for £35. They must gives us a pre-load. It's the only reason to buy digital copies.
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pestar93820 Sep 13, 13
That's what they deserved tbh.
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Shave ya Head Sep 13, 13
Yeah as Sam said, it's a crap deal we have. The one absolute good side to digital is it unlocks at midnight on the 17th I think.
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harbin Sep 13, 13
Things like this is why I'd much rather have console games on an actual disk.
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