Reasons not to buy MW3, Skyrim and other big titles at launch

 

By Posted 9 Nov 2011, 20:12

This week sees the launch of two big gaming titles with millions of fans rushing out to get their hands on them. A short while ago we saw Battlefield 3 launched, and today we have an article looking at reasons not to buy MW3, Skyrim and other big titles at launch.

Games like these are really popular and fans anticipation of them is built up for months leading up to them releasing. But often just a few weeks after launching they can drop in price, and this is just one of the reasons an article on Wired.com is using to suggest you would be better off to wait.

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With the amount of quality games coming out this time of year it can be very difficult deciding which to get. Besides the prices falling the second editions of games released often include DLC that early adopters will have to pay out for. Another thing to think about is when a game first becomes available there is often problems that need fixing via a patch.

We have all heard of the issues surrounding the servers for Call of Duty: Elite and Battlefield 3, and these get fixed in the weeks that follow. With the upcoming Skyrim on the PC that is set to be a massive title, and is likely to see lots of extras along with numerous bug fixes. If you wait a while you will not only save money but will have all the problems ironed out.

You may not agree with everything that the article over at Wired is saying, but if there a few different games you want it won’t hurt waiting a while before getting all of them. Obviously getting a game when it is first available you have to expect to pay more for it.

We had reports recently that some gamers were paying a premium to get MW3 a couple of days early. Do you get games on launch or wait a few weeks?

  • Joeygee0531

    This advice is ridiculous. Games that are worth a crap drop price… 4 months after release and the bug argument?? If a bug is bad enough,it’ll be fixed within hours, maybe a day at most, after release. Plus, one tends to get free DLC buying on launch. Ill be sure to ignore other articles similar to this one.

  • Kingzame

    Depends on the game, Skyrim I’ve had paid off for months. If I even get the new call of duty or battlefield it will be a good deal of time after it’s release. Skyrim will have some issues at launch but games still have issues years after release so I don’t see it as a good enough reason to wait if I seriously want to play the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/desch.orbatos Chris Fawcett

    i dont think waiting for them to drop in price is good. cuz sometimes they wont drop for months or even a year. it all depends on how popular it is and how much of a big name title it is. and games like skyrim, wont go down for a while. and im not gunna wait for it since i got it all paid off, collecters edition an all =D

  • Klingonanon

    For most games I do just that – either wait a few weeks until the price drops /ultimate editions come out. But for Skyrim – I’ve waited patiently for 5 years and I just can’t wait any longer

  • Jibberish

    I got COD as my local supermarket was bundling it with a £25 PSN credit for £50  i then sold the credit on ebay for £23 & effectively got the game for £27. I guarantee you wont be able to get MW3 new at that price in 4 months time, probably not even pre owned. I will; be doing the same in 23hrs for skyrim, although i would happily pay the full £50 if i needed 2. I cant wait 4 this game!!!!

  • Dynasty2021

    Price drops are entirely sircumstantial and are extremely influenced on the game’s popularity.

    Dont expect CoD prices to drop until around mid-next year for example.

    It’s also dependant on the game itself; Singleplayer-only games plummet in price quickly, where as games with Multiplayer decend much slower.  Uncharted 3 is Singleplayer focused, with a pretty decent Multiplayer thrown in, so will hold value a bit longer, but then drop.
    Low sales and high returns plummet prices as the game because more ‘common’ to buy second hand.
    RAGE has dropped by £10 already due to poor sales, a Singleplayer that is a bit too short, a lackluster Multiplayer, and word of mouth.  That’s the retail price droping, not second hand prices.  That’s worrying.  You can get it on Steam now for £20.99.  I paid £29.99 on release.  Wish I hadnt.

    Skyrim’s price will stay relatively high due to the amount of content; games like Skyrim dont get ‘completed’ as quickly as others, holding value for money even though it is Singleplayer only. 

    PC didgital shops like Steam dont drop prices all that quickly, yet console versions traded in in actual shops reduce the price of the game as more people trade the game in, and the fact you CAN trade them in.  That luxury has been removed for PC users, so their choice of what they buy has to be made more carefully, as we cant exactly ‘get rid of it’ when we feel bored of it.