94w ago - BioWare Community & Social Media Manager Jessica Merizan has announced today that Mass Effect 3 is available for PSN pre-order now, and has outlined the exclusive bonuses below as follows:
It's been one week since our Mass Effect 3 demo became available and everyone at BioWare is incredibly pleased with the response.
If you haven't already checked out our single-player and multiplayer demos (the latter is completely spoiler free and a bit addicting!), I suggest you try them to see what all the fuss is about.
Our development team worked hard to ensure that Mass Effect 3 is available at the same time for PS3 as it is for other platforms, a development milestone we're happy to celebrate with the PlayStation community!
Today, I want to let you know about an exclusive offer for anyone who pre-orders Mass Effect 3 via the PlayStation Network. When the PlayStation Store updates later this afternoon, you'll be able to pre-order to download a digital copy of the game (available 3/6 in the US) and receive the M55 Argus rifle to complement your in-game experience.
The Argus is a high-powered rifle and an excellent close-range weapon. Its bursts of fire ensure ammunition conservation during lengthy conflicts. Law-enforcement agencies across the Mass Effect galaxy are adopting the Argus as their standard rifle, as much for its intimidation factor as its suppression power.
Along with that in-game bonus weapon, Sony Computer Entertainment America and BioWare would like to offer you a special Mass Effect 3 PS3 theme- only available for digital pre-orders.
Once the game has launched, these offers will no longer be available, so if you haven't done so already, secure your copy of Mass Effect 3 later today when the PlayStation Store updates and prepare for the Reaper invasion!
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re: the two console activation limit for digital downloads. if you buy the physical media copy you can actually play it on an unlimited number of consoles. just not at the same time obviously. i fail to see how the two console limit for the digital version is an advantage over the physical media unlimited limit.
plus, day one dlc for an additional cost?! any content that is fully complete on launch day should be included in the purchase price of the game. after all, there was no additional development cost incurred to complete the "extra" content if it is complete before the official launch of the game.
Here's a little comparison between buying the physical copy vs digital one.
- 1 purchase allows you to play on 2 consoles
- No tax (approx. a $9 savings here in Toronto)
- No need to go out and buy it
- Lasts the user account's lifetime
- Can be resold
- No need to download and install over 10 gb
- Can be used as memorabilia
- No need to wait for psn to have it upped on release day
Those are just some of the key difference that stand out to me. On the one hand, sharing the purchase with someone makes this super awesome game only $30 no tax. As opposed to $60+9 (tax). But on the other hand, it's not resellable if that's something your interested in doing.
Unfortunately, most of the people I know with ps3 aren't interested in the game, so i'd prob get the physical copy for the benefits listed above.