Because no game title I've ever seen has ever been able to sell out on the first day.Originally Posted by pro gamer
Honestly, I picked up Soul Calibur II (used-gamecube) from Game Stop today, and the clerk actually tried to get me to reserve a copy of Brawl. He was even incredibly adamant about it.
My reasoning for refusing: everyone competes to sell the big titles...so, guaranteed, there are retailers who try to up one another on launch week. I saved 50% off another game when I bought Madden 08, $10 off when I bought Metroid: Corruption, got free gear and saved $10 along with a purchase of Guitar Hero 3, and a $25 gift card with the purchase of Galaxy. Money saved on one game eventually equals up to a free game later...it's really not that hard to find out where to make the purchase. However, you don't find about these deals until launch week, so I think it's just denying yourself the option to save a little cash if you stick with a reservation or pre-order to just one store.