With the price of PS3 games being so darn high, I decided not to preorder MLB 08. In the past I preordered everything I wanted. This saved me the hassle of driving to a store, plus it was convenient having manna from heaven show up at my door.
I think those days are gone. $59.99 + next day shipping + tax means that PS3 games run close to $75, which is just too much for me to stomach. I have not owned very many PS3 games, and have preordered exactly two (last year’s NCAA and Madden).
As much as I want MLB 08, it begs the question if I really need something next day. In another day and time, there was enough time in a day to fully enjoy the fruits of a new game, rush some quick impressions, post in forums, and call it a day. No longer. Well, maybe every once in a while, but not for MLB 08.
I will either pick up MLB 08 later in the week (or this weekend), or use Amazon’s Prime service and save a boatload on shipping. I won’t get the game on release day, but does that really matter? I guess it depends on how much time I have to cruise the forums that are gushing over the game. Then I will have to get me some of that.