Pre-order Final Fantasy XV for $40
posted on 03.03.14 at 12:53 PM EST by (@salromano)
Save $20 when it eventually comes out hopefully.

Online retailer GoHastings is accepting pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy XV at $39.99.

The game, which is still without a release date, was first announced in 2006 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. It only resurfaced a few times after before being resurrected as Final Fantasy XV at last year’s E3.

It might be a few decades down the line (I’m joking!—or am I?), but at least you’d have paid $20 less than retail when it does come out.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

  • MrFinalgamer

    Waiting for the inevitable collectors edition…

  • Impressionnant

    Don’t stores reserve the right to change prices in the future?

    • Alos88

      Yes, but many stores honor the price you preordered at. Those that don’t tend to send an email informing you of the price change, too.

    • Pyrofrost

      I actually just called them to verify. The pre-order price for online purchases is honored. They will charge you on release based on the pricing on your invoice.

      ***note***
      If your card is expired at the time you are charged, or if your account has insufficient funds at the time you are charged; then your order will be cancelled and you will be charged the current price if you attempt to re-order the item.

  • pekot

    40$ or 4000$
    I will buy this game

  • DarthBrian

    I would do this but I’m sure Square Enix will have some kind of Collector’s Edition or Limited Edition available and I’d want that instead of a regular edition for $40. And if I did order this just in case and then the Limited Edition came out and I ordered that also, I’m sure I’d have completely forgotten my GoHastings order and then I’d own two copies. So, yeah, I’ll pass. :(

    • Darkraiders

      You know, i wouldn’t be surprised if that was a plan from Square-enix…
      Make peoples pre-order soon in hope they forget about it and order another copies once it’s finally announced for release.

  • Arcana Gear

    Please be excited!

    • DarthBrian

      I AM!!!!

      ::drools::

    • DarkLegacy

      I will be!

  • Six

    Just make sure not to forget your pre-order information. 2016 is still a while away.

  • http://nabe.kokidokom.net/ Cybersteel

    Waiting for the PS4 FFXV Bundle

  • DarthBrian

    Side note: I saved every trailer they’ve ever released for this game and yesterday, in point of fact, I watched every single one of them.

    You have no idea how excited I am for this game. Give it to me now! :(

  • Zackasaur

    Very tempting… But I
    1.) Want to get the inevitable collector’s edition
    2.) Want to get this game as quickly as possible… On launch day, preferably

    On the other hand, I wonder if there is a way I could pre-order this and exploit it for profit?

    Or I could just keep a sealed copy as a collector’s item, because that’s how much I am going to adore this game.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Never heard of them

    • Arcana Gear

      Well i know that some people pre ordered from them Atelier Escha to Logy for $20,00.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Are you british or european?

        • Pyrofrost

          Isn’t someone who is British, European by default?

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Yes but originally I’d only put British which is exclusionary

        • Arcana Gear

          neither, why?

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Comma in stead of a period in your currency.

            • Arcana Gear

              Oh, Brazilian, we use commas here too.

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                Ah. Yah I don’t really pay attention to South America even though I studied Spanish.

    • Pyrofrost

      They have store locations all over the South Central and Mid-Western US and they are also an Amazon seller.

    • PrinceHeir

      They’re pretty good.

      I ordered a lot of rare PS2 black label games from them last year or so.

      All in Brand New condition without any faults.

      So they’re definitely trusted, at least on their amazon seller page.

  • Pyrofrost

    I posted this below, but just so it doesn’t get lost:

    I called goHastings to verify a “pre-order price guarantee” in case people here wish to pre-order from them. The pre-order price for online purchases is honored on release. They will charge you on release based on the pricing on your invoice.

    ***note***
    If your card is expired at the time you are charged, or if your account
    has insufficient funds at the time you are charged; then your order will be cancelled and you will be charged the current price (not the pre-order price) if you attempt to re-order the item.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I have until late 2016 for this game to come out then. xD

      • Pyrofrost

        Whatever the case, they have a pre-order price guarantee.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I might be like the other’s and wait for the collector’s edition. >.<;

          • Pyrofrost

            Same here, I just figured I would offer the readers a gesture of kindness.

  • IndigoNovember

    There’s a promotional code “EARLYBIRD” that will get you free standard mail shipping.

  • Wolf Star

    I’m not preordering until I hear about the real release date. :)

    • DarkLegacy

      You will hear some news about it at E3, and hopefully that’s if it’s shown there

      • Wolf Star

        Hope so because last E3 I went and tried to preorder it from GameStop lol
        Now I’m just going to wait and see. There’s nothing we can do :/

        • DarkLegacy

          Apart from wait until E3 starts

          • Wolf Star

            At least I’ll be enjoying watch dogs since it’s coming between April-June 2014. Soo that will hold me off till E3.

            • DarkLegacy

              Same. I’ll also be playing inFAMOUS: Second Son until E3

    • DarkLegacy

      And same. I’m not gonna pre-order it until I see a release date to it

    • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

      Its your loss. Your the one that will end up giving someone 20 more dollars if you get it new. You don’t get charged into the game ships and can always cancel your pre-order.

  • MrRobbyM

    That’s very nice but I think I’ll wait for a release date and a special edition of any sort.

    Save $20 when it eventually comes out hopefully.
    Read more at http://gematsu.com/2014/03/pre-order-final-fantasy-xv-40#UzcVeUQQ1DbW7c0g.9

  • Budgiecat

    Please….I’m not very excited about this…

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Who the heck does pre-orders before a release date?

    Jesus, Square.

    • DarthBrian

      I pre-ordered Final Fantasy Versus XIII back in 2006. :P

    • new_tradition

      I don’t think it’s up to SE themselves. Retailers will put up listings for games all on their own.

      I remember seeing a listing for Beyond Good and Evil 2, lol

    • Pyrofrost

      >>Who the heck does pre-orders before a release date?

      The SE online store, Gamestop, Amazon, Best Buy, Future Shop, Fry’s Electronics, EB Games, GAME, and etc; to name a few.

      Retailers do this all over the world, and have been for years.

  • new_tradition

    For any Canadians, FutureShop usually has promos for online orders around the time of E3 for yet to be released games.

    I think FFXV was included last year, but I missed it, so I hope they have it again this year.

    Usually extends to pre-orders for games announced even before E3, so might be worth keeping an eye on when it’s June…

  • ayb_91

    I’m a ff fan and I don’t like this one a bit. Preordering without a release date !? SE seems to be not healthy.

    • Pyrofrost

      It’s been happening for years and years. Doing it now is no different than doing it during the SNES or PS1 era.

    • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

      What? Since when did you start gaming? Gamestop asks you to pre-order games constantly and its possible on a lot of websites. I used to have The Last Guardian pre-ordered about 2 years ago.

  • PrinceHeir

    Ehh will order the Collector’s Edition instead.

    I just hope it’s not a Square Enix US Store exclusive T__T

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      It better not be or i’ll be pissed.

    • Pyrofrost

      As big as the hype and anticipation for FFXV is, and as much as they want people using the SE Store; I would expect a Standard and Collectors edition available at retail, and a super ultra deluxe Limited edition exclusively at their online store.

      • Elvick

        You and your reality. D:<

        • Pyrofrost

          huh? :o o_O O_O O_o o:
          I’m afraid I don’t understand what you mean.

  • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

    Amazon personally gave me the game for 39.99 :)

    • Surgeon of Death

      How?

      • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

        I contacted them by email and told them I would cancel my pre-order unless they can match gohastings deal. They said its not their policy but they would this one time if I gave them the order number for a pre-order on gohastings. They said its not their policy to do this but will this one time :)

        • Surgeon of Death

          That would never work out for me :(

          • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

            Amazon has incredible customer service who knows. I buy a lot from them though and have 12 games pre-ordered on Amazon. I wonder if that could be a small role.

            • Surgeon of Death

              Will try. I also have a couple of pre orders.

            • Surgeon of Death

              Success :) I’m just worried about if a collectors edition comes out…….

              • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

                Nice congrats! :)

    • KingNigma

      Is it any good?

    • Anime10121

      Got this info late… FINGERS CROSSED!

  • bloodiOS

    I must be going blind because I went to page and do not see the pre-order button anywhere. Did they stop taking pre-order?

  • FucSh1a

    There appears to be a release date on amazon for FFXV for December 31 2014.

    • rockman29

      That’s what we call placeholder dates.

      When was the last game you heard of coming out on Dec 31 2014? Especially a game intended to sell millions?

      • FucSh1a

        Oh haha, i see. Was really hoping that it would come out this year, regardless whether it was the last day of the year.

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    This presale must be false for the following reason:

    – Final Fantasy is a Japanese game, with certainly will be released in that territory first, making the price first appear in Japan.

    • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

      Its not because I pre-ordered it on gohastings. I am canceling now though because I convinced Amazon to give to me for 39.99.

      Note: I am sure the price will go up eventually though before release.

  • osa

    Meh… I’ll wait for PC version on Steam:)

    • Surgeon of Death

      They announced for PC?!

      • Wolf Star

        No they didn’t and it will never be on PC. idk where he got that idea from? lol FFXV is announced for PS4 and X1. Soo no PC

        • Surgeon of Death

          I was being sarcastic :)

          • Wolf Star

            Oh hahah xD alright lol :)

        • osa

          I don’t know about never. I’m pretty sure this one will show up on PC eventually. It might not come out at the same date as console versions, but it will probably show up on PC at some point.

    • MrRobbyM

      My PC at this point won’t be able to run this game at highest settings so I’d gladly get the PS4 version but I’d be all for a PC version. Imagine the modding community for a Final Fantasy game.

      • osa

        Sounds like a good plan:) but eventually you might upgrade your PC and by then there might be a lot of mods and the game will be a few $, so there is an opportunity to replay it with some new “content”. Assuming you liked it the first time, of course :).

        • MrRobbyM

          I’d definitely get it on sale on PC

  • Rikimaru

    My heart says yes but my brain is singing “Let it go” so Im gonna go with brain.

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    Ahaha nope Squeenix. You ain’t getting money from me for vaporware.

    • Kevadu

      I’ve never used GoHastings but I don’t know any online retailers that charge for preorders before shipping…

  • Elvick

    I’ll preorder it when we hear of a LE, because their is sure to be one.

  • lam0012

    i used to be around 10 when ffversus 13 was announced, and now, im pretty sure im almost noctis’ age. im gonna be old and shriveled, maybe dead and this game still wont be released! fuck!