Don't know about your experience but every time I've pre-ordered a PS3 game from PA in the past few years they have always gone into 'preparing order' when the week changes in HK and they have always shipped the game during release day. It should be shipping today. The pre-order bonuses will most likely be included in all the first print copies so unless they run out of stock I suppose you'll get it.
it's 10:30am on release date in Hong Kong roughly, why is everyone jumping to conclusions?
It's more that in the past, they had a tendency to ship asian versions and other things out earlier. I'm not jumping to any conclusions at least, it's just this has been a very different experience than anything I've ordered in the past several years.
My status on Play-Asia is Credit Card Verification, does this mean that there is problem with my credit card or they are verifying it? --- Friendship is eternal, as long as you know what true friendship is.
what are the chances of getting the bonus booklet if i use the PA free shipping?
No Idea, I hope I do get the booklet... otherwise I should have done amiami next time... --- "I've just remembered something...He was not as naive as you are. That's what made him a hero." Zero from RMZ