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MLB The Show 20 Pre-Order Guide: Release Date, Anniversary Edition, Bonuses, And More

MLB returns for its 2020 season next month, and you can bet there will another MLB game to accompany it. MLB The Show 20 (the 15th entry in the series) launches March 17 on PS4–a week and change before Opening Day. If you don’t want to wait that long you can pre-order the game, which will get you access a few days early.

Let’s address the elephant in the room first. In December, Sony revealed that MLB The Show would no longer be a PlayStation exclusive. The change doesn’t go into effect until 2021, though. It’s too early to say which platforms MLB The Show 21 will release on, but based on tweets from Nintendo and Microsoft, Xbox One/Series X and Nintendo Switch owners will probably get to play one of the best sports sim series of all time next year.

We recently got to mess with some of the improvements developer SIE San Diego is making in this year’s entry, including instantaneous attribute boost, real time chemistry mechanics, and more. We also learned this entry will have full minor league rosters at its disposal at launch–an exiting first for the series.

MLB The Show pre-orders always come with useful in-game perks for dedicated baseball fans. Pre-orders are available now for both physical and digital editions of MLB The Show 20.

MLB The Show 20 pre-order bonuses

Pre-ordering any edition of MLB The Show 20 will net you an extra Gold Choice card pack for Diamond Dynasty, the card-collecting online mode where you assemble and improve your own squad. If you pre-order from the PlayStation Store, you’ll also get a Javy Baez Flashback card for MLB The Show 19 and 5,000 MLB The Show 20 Stubs to use in Diamond Dynasty. Those who pre-order at GameStop will also get a Gear-Up pack for Diamond Dynasty.

Pre-order MLB The Show 20 standard edition

The $60 standard edition comes with any pre-order bonuses and an additional Gold Choice card pack.

Pre-order MLB The Show 20 MVP edition

For $80, you can get the MVP edition, which comes with a bunch of great perks in addition to the pre-order bonuses. Most notably, you’ll get four days early access, so you can start playing on March 13. Physical editions come with a steelbook case with a variant cover design. You’ll also get the following in-game bonuses:

  • Diamond Variety Pack
  • Gold Choice Pack (x2)
  • The Show pack (x10)
  • 30 team avatars
  • 10,000 Stubs
  • Double daily login rewards
  • Gear-Up pack — GameStop exclusive

Pre-order MLB The Show 20 Digital Deluxe edition

Exclusive to the PlayStation Store, the $100 Digital Deluxe edition comes with four days early access, the pre-order bonuses, and the following in-game items:

  • Diamond Variety pack (x2)
  • Gold Choice pack (x5)
  • The Show pack (x20)
  • 30 team avatars
  • 25,000 Stubs
  • Double daily login rewards

Pre-order MLB The Show 20 Anniversary edition

The $100 Anniversary edition is exclusive to GameStop. Along with the pre-order bonuses, it comes with the MVP edition steelbook case, a flat brim New Era baseball cap, four days early access, and a bunch of in-game bonuses.

  • Diamond Variety pack
  • Gold Choice pack (x2)
  • The Show pack (x20)
  • 30 team avatars
  • 25,000 Stubs
  • Double daily login rewards
  • Digital version of New Era baseball cap

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