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

PlayStation exclusivity is coming to a close, but not this year.

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We're roughly two months away from baseball season, which means we're due for another entry in the MLB The Show baseball sim from SIE San Diego Studio. MLB The Show 20 releases for PS4 on March 17, about a week before Opening Day, and Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez graces the cover. It's the 15th entry in the acclaimed series, and PS4 owners can lock in their pre-orders right now. You can even get four days early access with a few of the editions.

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.

This year, it's all about the PlayStation 4. A closed beta is running until January 20. Unfortunately, you can no longer sign up for a chance to partake in the early festivities.

Though the game is just two months away from launch, SIE San Diego hasn't outlined any new features or improvements just yet. We should learn more closer to launch, but there's no reason to worry. MLB The Show has yet to have a bad outing. The series continues to improve year after year, becoming a more realistic approximation of America's favorite pastime.

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 has four different editions to choose from.
MLB the Show 20 has four different editions to choose from.

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

MLB The Show 20 Anniversary edition
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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