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Sony Detail PSN Store Pre-Order System

Automatic downloading.

As we exclusively revealed yesterday, you can now pre-order certain titles from the PSN Store ahead of their release. Some readers were a little confused why this is a good thing, but Sony have since detailed the system and highlighted some of the benefits.

Firstly, although you can pre-order a game in advance (like Sorcery just now) they won’t be playable until the actual release date. Payment wise, Sony tell us payments are normally taken two days before the game’s expected release date, although this – like the date itself – is subject to change.

If you don’t have funds in your wallet when the activation comes around, your card on file will be charged. If you don’t have a card on file, or it has expired, the pre-order will be cancelled. If all is well, your game will automatically start downloading on the day of release.

Pre-orders can be cancelled via the Account Management menu on the Store as long as you do it before the day that your payment is taken for the game, but if you go ahead and the day has come for the download to start, as long as you’ve got auto downloads on and your PS3 is in standby mode (not in use, or switched off) the game will start to download.

Interested? Has anyone done this already for Sorcery?

  1. Carl
    Since: Jan 2009

    No, the game doesn’t start downloading on the day of release.

    In Sorcery’s case it will start downloading on the 19th.

    Comment posted on 17/05/2012 at 14:02.
  2. MegaBonez
    Since: Jul 2009

    I find it a little pointless, I only pre order games so I know I will get them and I don’t have to worry about stock. The PSN doesn’t run out of stock, I know I can log on any day and get it without a problem!

    Comment posted on 17/05/2012 at 18:21.
  3. RudeAwakening
    Since: Jan 2011

    Absolutely not interested in this because of the scandalous prices on the PSN store!

    Comment posted on 17/05/2012 at 22:16.
  4. freezebug2
    Since: Dec 2008

    How could this possibly work with the pricing structure that the store has in place now for newly released games at those ridiculous prices £59 etc.
    Just imagine Tiger Woods 13 plus release day DLC on PSN pre-order might set you back £236.99…..bargain :P

    Comment posted on 17/05/2012 at 22:29.

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