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Last Chance on Grand Theft Auto V Pre-Order Bonuses

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As the leaked gameplay footage gets taken down by DMCA requests, we are now fast approaching Tuesday, September 17th. AKA the national GTA V call-in-sick day. Hit the streets of Los Santos with Rockstar’s big Grand Theft Auto V release. For those who haven’t ordered a copy yet, there’s some solid preorder incentives – especially for the Xbox 360 version – if you act fast.

Cutting to the chase

  • Xbox 360 users should preorder from the Microsoft Store. B-Gates INC is throwing in a bonus 1600 Xbox LIVE points for all preorders ($20 value). On top of that, if you order before 6PM, Sunday 9/15 you’ll get FREE release day delivery.
  • PS3 users should download via PSN. The PlayStation Network has the “Day 1 Digital version” of GTA V available for purchase. As a bonus, you’ll receive an exclusive “PS3 theme” and 75% off any Rockstar titles on PSN. North American PSN users can start preloading the game on 3AM Eastern on Monday, Sept. 16.

All preorders (no matter where you order from) include the exclusive “Atomic Blimp” vehicle. You’ll have access to Los Santos’ “most leisurely” air vehicle. Post release, they’ll likely make it a paid DLC, or throw into a GOTY edition.

Pre-Order Comparison at Major Stores

Microsoft Store

PSN Network

Amazon

Best Buy

GameStop

$59.99

$59.99

$59.99

$59.99

$59.99

Atomic Blimp (AB) + 1600 Xbox Live Pts

AB +75% off next Rockstar game

AB

AB

AB + “exclusive poster”

360

PS3

PS3 & 360

PS3 & 360

PS3 & 360

 

As the chart shows, preorder price breaks ain’t happenin’. You’re stuck forking out the full $59.99, but at least at the MS Store you’ll get a $20 bonus (1600 LIVE points), and for PS3 buyers the PSN store offers 75% off your next RockStar PSN title. Amazon offers free day-of shipping – this may be the way to go for an online shopper with a slow internet connection, since there’ll be no large download necessary. (Not to mention European customers of the PSN digital copy are now faced with delayed pre-loading).

Must ye play at Midnight, 9/17?

If you absolutely must play the moment it releases, select Best Buy locations will sell preorders starting 12:01AM. We’d recommend calling your local Best Buy ahead of time for confirmation.

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