Doesn't matter if you buy it before or after. When you buy it, you support them. Eh? Wait... Eh? Money doesn't evaporate over time. If you put it somewhere, it stays there. I didn't preorder it but I was hyped. When it came out, it turned out it was mediocre. Not pre-ordering saved me $30. Combined, the money I saved by not pre-ordering games I was very hyped about, far, far outweighs the money I would save by preorder discounts.