Most pre-order incentives these days are pretty similar to one another. An "exclusive" in-game item (that usually goes downloadable pretty fast), a little collectible, etc.

But we like this idea better. A reader has pointed us in the direction of Best Buy, which is offering quite the appealing bonus for those who pre-order Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and we have to say, you gotta appreciate the effort.

If you put your deposit down at Best Buy, you'll actually be able to play Naughty Dog's masterpiece well ahead of time. You'll have to take a trip down to the store, but that's not so bad, is it? You'll also receive an exclusive Regeneration Booster, which speeds up recovery of your wounds by 70%. And as you can see in the ad right here-

"Plus, starting October 21, you can be one of the first to play an exclusive Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception level before it releases on November 1. Only at select Best Buy stores."

Well, just hope your store is one of the "select" ones. They say it's an exclusive level, by the way, but chances are, we've seen it in video footage before. All you have to do is find out ahead of time if your local Best Buy is participating, and then put down your deposit. October 21 is a good ten days before the game officially arrives on store shelves, so that's not bad.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 3

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Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
9 years ago

I preordered Uncharted 3 at best buy a few weeks ago I wonder if they email you the code.

PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

I don't like this for one reason. I know that once I start playing the game I won't want to stop.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I'm happy with my order preorder from Newegg for $48. The only preorder deals I care about are discounted price and/or store credit.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

i wish kmart does preorders because every big game theyre releasing comes with at least a $20 gaming coupon. for batman arkham city, they're giving out a gaming coupon, a tshirt, and something else they're not revealing.

mike rlz
mike rlz
9 years ago

preorder arkham city at best buy and you can be robin

Snicket
Snicket
9 years ago

Sounds like you just go to the store and play, no need to pre-order. BB does this all the time (like with infamous 2). Its just an early demo that they give to some BB stores.

I see nothing that says you have to pre-order the game in order to play their demo, just go to a participating store.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

umm… no thanks. i believe thats not a preorder incentive for a game like the uncharted series. when i start playing uncharted 3, i will play it all the way through.

saini
saini
9 years ago

did anyone see the single player video in desert over at ign…..? man this looks like ps4 game….. go on have a look,

___________
___________
9 years ago

sigh.
and what about us who dont live in the states?
why is the ps3 even released outside the states?
i dont see M$ or ninty doing this.
i swear to god, $ony have THE WORLDS WORST customer support!
if you live in the states they treat you like royalty!
otherwise f*ck off we dont want to know you!
what a funny way to say thank you for supporting us for the last 17 years!

Nynja
Nynja
9 years ago

I live in the states and can tell you that we do not get treated like royalty.

elass0wyp0
elass0wyp0
9 years ago

Does select stores mean US only? I'm not reading anything about US only in this article.

No more complaining from you today.

Donate your PS3 to a needy kid and move on, games are too stressful for you.

___________
___________
9 years ago

last time i checked BB is a US only store.
no you dont, not at all.
thats why every single time something is released, be it a retail game or a PSN item its released in the states first, if not exclusively.
thats why the states pays half if not less for the LEs we do!
thats why allot of competitions for rare items like the uncharted 2 explorer edition are exclusive to the states.
thats why community events, like the 3D cinema showing is exclusive to the states.
nah, yous totally dont get treated like royalty.
why does SCEE even exist!?

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

I will be pre-ordering Uncharted 3 in a week or so… and so should everyone else!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Stabs88
Stabs88
9 years ago

Old news = P

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

Geez, at the rate Sony's giving out these "play this part of the game before anyone else" preorder incentives, they might as well just release the damn thing early.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Hehehe no thanks, If I start playing the game I want the option to experience all from the begging, also for personal motives I don't want nothing with BestBuy after the Dark Souls CE fraud.


Last edited by Oxvial on 10/7/2011 7:07:40 PM