If you have a store in the area, preorder from them:
Then you can go to that store on the release day and pick it up. The preorder code was on my receipt.
Places like Amazon, because they mail out thousands, may not get to you on the release day, and may be delayed up to a week! (Its happened to me. - I had first ordered FF11 expansion from Amazon, and it took 11 days. I went to a store and got it from Bestbuy to play. When the Amazon copy came, i sold it.)
August 27. I will walk to Gamestop and pick mine up, come back home, get the updates and play.
Edited, Jun 26th 2013 9:15am by Grandmomma
Edited, Jun 26th 2013 3:46pm by Grandmomma