GameStop Pre-Order Policy (4 Steps to Getting Your Game On)

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Can I pre-order games at GameStop?

Toby Sembower

Toby Sembower

DealCrunch Editor

Toby answered on 4.16.16:

Yes, you can pre-order games at GameStop. In fact, GameStop is the place to pre-order games because they often come with bonuses like a custom skin, extra weapon, or a T-shirt that you can only get through GameStop before the game is released.

Being their awesome selves, GameStop makes this process simple. Here’s how you can pre-order your game of choice, and get it into your hands as soon as it’s released:

1. Visit GameStop and Search for the Game

You can visit the GameStop website and search for the game you desire right at the top of the site.

Search for a game on the GameStop homepage.

Once you find your game you can just click the “pre-order” button.

Another option is to browse the pre-release section of the website and look for a game you want.

2. Select “Store Pick-Up” or “Delivery”

At checkout you will have two options for receiving your game: have it delivered to you when it’s released or pick it up at a nearby GameStop store. With either option, it’s best to just make your reservation online.

To locate a nearby store just visit the “Find a Store” page at GameStop.

3. Look for a Promo Code

Usually with pre-orders from GameStop, it’s tough to find a coupon or promo code that will work. But sometimes you’ll find a sale on your specific game or a sitewide discount that can be applied to any game.

It’s worth a shot to try our GameStop coupons page to look for a deal that might fit for you. Our team keeps this page updated regularly to ensure it lists all of the web’s best GameStop deals:

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4. You Only Pay When Your Game is Ready

If you choose the delivery option, you will leave a credit card number that will only be charged once your game shipped. In the case of store pickup, you can pay with any major credit card, cash, or a GameStop gift card.

If you are remotely interested in video games, then you understand the excitement of waiting for the release of that next triple-A (or indie) title. Whether it’s the next Call of Duty, Smash Bros., or Super Meat Boy there is a point in time where we decide that we want this game no matter what.

Screenshot of GameStop's Weekly Ad

Your soul says: “Must…Have…This…Game!”

All in all, pre-ordering is a great way to guarantee that you will have the hottest new games as soon as they are released. You can even choose to pay later or cancel your pre-order if some sort of gamer tragedy happens.