The Madden 16 release date is exactly one week away and gamers can play Madden 16 early in a just a few days. Time is winding down to pre-order Madden 16 — and there are plenty of reasons that gamers who plan to buy the game should pre-order instead of walk in and pick it up off the shelf.
The Madden 16 pre-order includes bonus items, deals and if you want the special edition you shouldn’t wait for the Madden 16 release date to look for it.
Unlike the Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition or Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Juggernog Edition there is no real threat that Madden 16 will sell out or that you will not be able to buy a copy on the release date if you walk into any store that sells videogames, but there is a chance you will have trouble buying the special version of Madden 16 on the release date.
There is a movement not to pre-order games from some users, and we totally understand skipping a pre-order for a game that is a year away, but with the Madden 16 release date in a week there are too many deals and bonuses to leave on the table if you know that you are going to buy Madden 16 in the first month that it is out.
Here are the reasons we chose to pre-order Madden 16 and why we think you should take a few minutes to place your pre-order ahead of the Madden 16 release date.
Madden 16 Pre-Order Deals
[contextly_sidebar id=”re98VYziojwPhhERmdNBoQFVCKbVEvgi”]If you pre-order Madden 16 at Best Buy you’ll get a $10 reward certificate that you can use on a future game or gadget purchase as part of the free My Best Buy program.
This only works if you pre-order Madden 16, so if you plan to buy the game at Best Buy close to the release this is a no-brainer. You get the bonus on your My Best Buy account soon after the return period is up.
You can use this on another game or anything that Best Buy sells. This works online or in-store so you can do whichever is easiest for you.
Madden 16 Deluxe Edition
If you plan to buy the Madden 16 Deluxe Edition with 36 Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs and a Playmaker Pack you should pre-order Madden 16.
When we stopped in to Best Buy to do the Madden 15 trade-in upgrade to save on Madden 16 the staff said the store would soon be unable to pre-order the Madden 16 Deluxe Edition.
We’ve seen this happen with other special editions at Best Buy in the run up to the release date, even though some retailers like GameStop and even the Best Buy website will still sell the special edition.
We expect that you will still be able to find the Madden 16 Deluxe Edition on store shelves in some places, but it may be limited.
Madden 16 Pre-Order Bonuses
There are several Madden 16 pre-order bonus items that you can get if you place an order ahead of the release date.
Every retailer offers a Madden 16 pre-order bonus worth $15 when you order early. This includes 10 Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs and a Playmaker Pack. These help you build a better team in Madden Ultimate Team mode.
If you pre-order Madden 16 at GameStop you also get a $15 Live Nation Concert Cash bonus that you can use to buy tickets or merchandise from a Live Nation Concert Venue or the MusicToday Online store.
Buying Madden 16 Digitally
If you plan to buy Madden 16 digitally you should pre-order the game instead of waiting to buy on day one. When you pre-order a digital game you can pre-load the game so you can play as soon as the release arrives.
Pre-loading allows you to download the game to your console before the Madden 16 release date. This is very important considering a full game is a large file to download even on a fast connection.
Want to Play on the Madden 16 Release Date
For gamers who order most of their games online, you will need to pre-order if you want to play on the Madden 16 release date. Amazon is great about last-minute orders arriving on the release date and Prime members can save almost $10 when buying at Amazon.
Best Buy online orders are already getting too late for release date delivery of Madden 16 online orders according to the online shipping estimates.
In short, if you want to play Madden 16 on day one, and you plan to buy online you should order sooner rather than later.