MLB The Show 18 pre-orders have arrived. If you want all the best pre-order extras, bonuses and savings, decide which edition of the game you’re buying today.
Deciding which MLB The Show 18 edition to buy is more important than it ever has been. Sony is rewarding gamers that place MLB The Show 18 pre-orders with extras that most publishers have stopped including with their titles. Pre-ordering is also the only way you can reserve a copy of two enhanced editions that will sell out before they launch for PS4 and PS4 Pro. You won’t get access to First Pitch Weekend without a pre-order either.
Here is everything you need to know about MLB The Show 18 pre-orders. Use this information to decide which edition you should buy and reserve your copy before launch on March 27th.
Which Edition of MLB The Show 18 Should You Buy?
MLB The Show 18 pre-orders offer something for everyone. There are five different game bundles to choose from with different prices and pre-order extras. The more an edition costs, the more extras you get.
MLB The Show 18 Standard Edition – $59.99
MLB The Show 18 Standard Edition doesn’t have any downloadable content or in-game extras. However, it is the cheapest version of the game that you can buy at $59.99.
Who Should Buy: Buy MLB The Show 18 Standard Edition if you like baseball games and don’t need extra in-game content and bonuses.
MLB The Show 18 MVP Edition $69.99
Buy MLB The Show 18 MVP Edition and you get physical and in-game extras. It comes with a copy of the game packaged in a Limited Edition Steelbook case. Codes inside the package unlock 30 MLB PS4 Themes, 10 Stadium Packs, 1 Classic Stadium, 1 Sponsor Pack, 5,000 Stubs and a Mission Starter for a Gold Player.
Who Should Buy: Buy MLB The Show 18 MVP Edition if you already like the franchise and want more in-game extras to help you get started.
MLB The Show 18 Digital Deluxe Edition – $99.99
MLB The Show 18 Digital Deluxe Edition includes the game, a Mission Starter for a Diamond Player, a Mission Starter for a Gold Player, the Deluxe Lead Off Pack, 11,000 Stubs, 1 Sponsor Pack, 1 Classic Stadium, 20 Standard Packs and 30 MLB PS4 themes to install on your console. Stubs are MLB The Show’s in-game currency.
Who Should Buy: Only buy MLB The Show 18 Deluxe Edition if you normally buy Stubs for in-game upgrades anyway or want the other in-game items.
MLB The Show 18 All Rise Edition $99.99
If you want a physical copy of the game to add to your collection, MLB The Show 18 All Rise Edition is the best version to buy. You get the special edition Steelbook case from MVP Edition and a 9FIFTY hat with “The Show” on it. In-game extras include a Diamond Dynasty 9FIFTY hat for your in-game character, a Gold Player Mission Starter, a Diamond Player Mission Starter, 11,000 Stubs, 1 Classic Stadium, 1 Sponsor Pack, 10 Standard Packs and 30 MLB PS4 themes.
Only GameStop sells this version of the game.
Who Should Buy: Hardcore MLB The Show fans that want physical extras should buy MLB The Show 18 All Rise Edition.
MLB The Show 18 First Pitch Weekend
As long as you place your MLB The Show 18 pre-order at GameStop, Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy or the PlayStation Store, you get access to MLB The Show 18 First Pitch Weekend.
First Pitch Weekend is an early release window. Buy now and you can play your physical or digital copy of MLB The Show 18 on March 23rd. That’s four days before the official release date.
All the MLB The Show 18 Pre-Order Extras
The PlayStation Store, GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, Target and EB Games are all offering something extra when you buy MLB The Show 18 early. These extras are in addition to whatever in-game items your edition comes with.
- Buy a digital version directly from the PlayStation Store and you unlock 10 Standard Packs, 1 Legend Card and 5,000 Stubs. You also get Aaron Judge’s Rooke Flashback Card for MLB The Show 17 instantly.
- Pre-ordering at GameStop and EB Games gets you 1 Legend Card, 10 Standard Packs and 5 Standard Packs.
- Buy early at Target, Best Buy, and Walmart and you get 10 Standard Packs and 1 Legend Card.
Where to Save on MLB The Show 18 Pre-Orders
Finally, if you are placing MLB The Show 18 pre-orders, take advantage of these two ways to save.
Amazon Prime members get 20% off any physical copy of a game they buy before release. Apply that discount to MLB The Show 18 Standard Edition and that’s $47.99 for the game before taxes. Don’t spend $99 on a year of Amazon Prime just to claim this MLB The Show 18 deal, but definitely take advantage of it if you already have Prime.
A Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked membership also discounts physical game pre-orders by 20%. Two years of the membership service costs $30. A standard copy of MLB The Show 18 will cost $47.99 before taxes with this deal.
EMIO Elite PS4 Controller- $89
The EMIO Elite PS4 Controller is for PS4 gamers envious of Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Controller.
The two certainly share a design. The EMIO Elite’s body is black, with grips along the bottom edges that help you keep the controller firmly in your hands. Removable paddles are on the back of the controller, also like the Xbox Elite Controller.
Each paddle is programmable so that you can avoid using the buttons on the controller’s face. This cuts down on response times and regular wear. Trigger locks and a silver dish direction pad speed up your response times in a firefight.
EMIO sells the Elite PS4 Controller for $89.99 online. This package includes four back paddles, two pairs of joystick covers and one nine-foot USB cable for charging.