usually dispatched at midnight and depending on postal service arrives for release date..... in the past with my post, the day after....... However see GTA V posts. Many people are still waiting when the release date was 17th. I HAVE ordered FIFA (as had gift certificates) with big fingers crossed.
mine was dispatched yesterday lunchtime and tracking states "arrived at National Distribution Centre on the 2013-09-26 and we are currently processing it." it better turn up tomorrow or I will have one very upset son.
The last few things I have ordered with prime have come via snail mail, the last thing I ordered wasn't a pre-order but it was dispatched on the Thursday was due the next day however it never turned up until the following Tuesday... Amazon are really taking the piss with there so-called prime memberships.
Placed my pre order on the 1st September. Still have a "Not yet dispatched " message, and still have a dispatch estimate of 26th September showing despite it now being Frday 27th September. Item is also showing up as being in stock.
Pretty much defeats the point of pre oprdering items with Amazon if they cannot dispatch the item even on release day.
I feel so angry for the people who didn't get this game on the 27th. As I previously posted mine DID arrive on the day and I pre-ordered in June. However I have to say that I emailed Amazon on the 22nd to 'express my concern' that I had no further notifications about this game and 'I hoped they would NOT let me down as they did last year with Black Ops 2' My sole purpose for emailing was to 'push myself forward'. After that email... I had 3 from Amazon with promotion code and assurances that I WOULD get it on the day..and lo and behold I did! Not certain that without my email I would have got it!
Still waiting for mine now and I preordered at the start of September. Never had any other issues from Amazon postage-wise. 4 days late isn't acceptable in my opinion (There's no post on sundays, hence the 4 days). Not preordering from Amazon again.