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

By Gary Johnson - Nov 9, 2011

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.

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?

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