Ever been to a midnight release. They are as fun as stading outside for a blackfriday sale. Except you alread paid for it and are just waiting to hold it in your hand. Most people have work the next day. What do you ever really gain beside playing the game 10 hours before everyone else. Most of the time Japan and Europe get them way before us. So why do it?
Actually, Europe gets their games either on the same date as North America or a few days/weeks after. It is not very often when a game will come out in Europe before North America.
If you don't like or enjoy midnight releases just don't go to them. Simple as that. Additionally, it won't kill you to wait an extra 12 hours to pick up "anticipated game 22897393823198".
I have never been to a midnight release nor do I ever plan on going to one. So I can't really say too much about them. Though, I can wait the half a day to pick up a video game, can you?
I've never been to a midnight release and never plan on going to a midnight release for a video game.
Nothing against the people that do decide to queue up for a chance to play a game before most others. It's just that I'd rather do something else than stand in line outside of a game store at midnight.
I think midnight releases have their place. Some people are super pumped to get their hands on a game and want it early so they don't have to worry about getting it the following morning or after work the next day.... that way they have more time to enjoy it. I've only been to one midnight release and the thought of being one of the first people to own it/play it didn't even occur to me as a reason for doing it.... I just simply wanted the game - and I suspect that's what a majority of people do it for as well.
Well they build excitement and most of the time they can be pretty fun.
Except for the one time, when I worked for a game store, we had a Midnight release for Wii Sports Resort which made me take the day off.
I've never gone to a midnight release because I really don't have something like a Gamestop or other kind of store that does that sort of thing. I get the bulk of my games from Wal-Mart and we pretty much have to wait because for a small town store they may not even get the shipment or put them out on shelves until noon the next day. On the other hand I can see where people do feel the need to go to midnight releases. I think some people go not because they can't wait for the game, but they're afraid that if they do wait the game might be sold out until the next shipment. Some stores have a nasty habit of only ordering what they have pre-ordered.