If you’re buying Watch Dogs in the next few hours, you might want to do it from a brick and mortar store. Aside from it being quite cheap for a triple-A at Target and JB Hi-Fi, we’ve heard of some possible troubles buying the game on the PlayStation Network.
Kotakuer Siegey first alerted us to preorders of the game not working if bought through the PlayStation Store — if you preloaded and took the day off work, like he did, that’s some bad luck right there. This made Siegey not very happy.
Apparently copies bought through the PSN are connected to the EU Store, which will unlock the game sometime between 5pm and 10pm our time. We’ve reached out to Sony and Ubisoft for information, and will update this post with anything that comes through.
You might be successful in getting a refund though, and then simply getting the game from a brick and mortar store. Customer service has acknowledged that there is a problem. Siegey was successful in getting a refund, and that made him less sad.
The PSN has since gone down, so it’s possible the issue might be fixed when it comes back up. In any case, a physical copy is the way to go both in terms of price, and actually playing the game. Siegey left his home, safe in the knowledge that his purchase was refunded, and he could buy a physical copy. He was excited.
With the disc soon to be in his hands, he could play today!
First he tried EB…
But they wanted around $90. So he tried Target and JB Hi-Fi instead, which were cheaper at around $65. Even though EB said they’d price match, he was already at Target, so he got it there. Now he had the game!
Siegey now has the game at home. Let us know if you’ve had any similar problems below. We hope Siegey is the only one that has to deal with this problem today. Now you know! And you can be happy too, like Siegey.