Pre-Order Bonus for The Show Confirmed

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Posted January 25th, 2010 at 11:14 am

The pre-order bonus for MLB 10: The Show was first discussed back in December and then updated with the latest last week. At select retailers those who pre-order the game will receive a code to download six classic stadiums for free. Those are Shibe Park, Forbes Field, Polo Grounds, Crosley Field, Sportsman’s Park, and Griffith Stadium.

Earlier today a new posting on the Playstation Blog went up with SCEA confirming the details that had been previously laid out. They also have included a screenshot of each stadium. Pre-orders from Gamestop, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Buy.com will receive the code.

Unfortunately the article did not address how the stadiums will be distributed to those who want them but pick up the game after it is released. Again this whole situation is only troubling because the stadiums have been advertised as being part of the game. They were included on the fact sheet and in previews with no mention that they would be restricted in some manner.

Update: Apparently the stadiums are on the disc and will unlock by getting all the trophies, which is unlikely to ever happen for most people. No word if they will be offering codes for purchase as an alternative way to get them.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525044162 Jonah Falcon

    No old Yankee Stadium (or even the 1975-2009 Yankee Stadium)?

    • BDbaseball

      1976-2008*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525044162 Jonah Falcon

    No old Yankee Stadium (or even the 1975-2009 Yankee Stadium)?

    • BDbaseball

      1976-2008*

  • http://www.facebook.com/PhillyRules18 Shawn Carson

    Haha at the Screenshot "Always Buy The Show"…Pre-Ordered on Friday @ GS when I traded in MW2

  • http://www.facebook.com/PhillyRules18 Shawn Carson

    Haha at the Screenshot "Always Buy The Show"…Pre-Ordered on Friday @ GS when I traded in MW2

  • SCEA

    From SCEA Moderator: The stadiums do actually exist in the game [even if you do not pre-order and obtain the codes], but you need to achieve Platinum Status in the game, aka acquire all Trophies in order to unlock the stadiums. We decided to make it easier for many people who already love The Show to get them earlier, all for just pre-ordering the game.

  • SCEA

    From SCEA Moderator: The stadiums do actually exist in the game [even if you do not pre-order and obtain the codes], but you need to achieve Platinum Status in the game, aka acquire all Trophies in order to unlock the stadiums. We decided to make it easier for many people who already love The Show to get them earlier, all for just pre-ordering the game.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/HustlinOwl HustlinOwl

    Going to pre-order at lunch

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/r00tabaga r00tabaga

      My Reds are still very, very young but they should be much more competitive this year! Chapman should be awesome by next season……..Go REDS :)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/HustlinOwl HustlinOwl

    Going to pre-order at lunch

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/r00tabaga r00tabaga

      My Reds are still very, very young but they should be much more competitive this year! Chapman should be awesome by next season……..Go REDS :)

  • lynn

    1975-2009 Yankee Stadium is already in the game (as is the Metrodome).

    • Skihawks

      What about Tiger Stadium?

  • lynn

    1975-2009 Yankee Stadium is already in the game (as is the Metrodome).

    • Skihawks

      What about Tiger Stadium?

  • lynn

    My guess is that a few months after the game is released SCEA will give the public a code to unlock all of these stadiums for free. This way early buyers will get a bonus but won't feel cheated later on when the stadiums are unlocked for everybody.

  • lynn

    My guess is that a few months after the game is released SCEA will give the public a code to unlock all of these stadiums for free. This way early buyers will get a bonus but won't feel cheated later on when the stadiums are unlocked for everybody.

  • Good idea

    Great idea, only thing i don't like about it is i have this pre ordered and paid off for 7 months now. But my Gamestop always runs out of codes if you don't come to the midnight launch. As much as i would love to go to the midnight i have something called a job and can't make it.

  • Good idea

    Great idea, only thing i don't like about it is i have this pre ordered and paid off for 7 months now. But my Gamestop always runs out of codes if you don't come to the midnight launch. As much as i would love to go to the midnight i have something called a job and can't make it.

  • SDwinder

    I am happy to see these classic stadiums. I have been wanting these for a few years.

    They seem a little sparse in atmosphere though. Stadiums back then had many adds. I would love to see more classic old ads from that period, even if they are not exactly the product, for licensing reasons. Do not include today’s ads in classic stadiums. It takes away from the atmosphere.

    A good example would be the classic stadiums DLC from 2K in MLB 2K7. They were done very well. Also, they had very realistic looking grass for those stadiums with lots of worn spots in the turf, as grass maintainence was not nearly as good as today’s stadiums.

    Also, the fans were in their oldtime clothing attire too. It made for a GREAT classic stadium experience with the players in the old uniforms too.

  • SDwinder

    I am happy to see these classic stadiums. I have been wanting these for a few years.

    They seem a little sparse in atmosphere though. Stadiums back then had many adds. I would love to see more classic old ads from that period, even if they are not exactly the product, for licensing reasons. Do not include today’s ads in classic stadiums. It takes away from the atmosphere.

    A good example would be the classic stadiums DLC from 2K in MLB 2K7. They were done very well. Also, they had very realistic looking grass for those stadiums with lots of worn spots in the turf, as grass maintainence was not nearly as good as today’s stadiums.

    Also, the fans were in their oldtime clothing attire too. It made for a GREAT classic stadium experience with the players in the old uniforms too.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/r00tabaga r00tabaga

    The Show is why I own a PS3. I nevered would have realized how awesome Blurays are if it wasn't for this game! I really can't wait for this year's version, especially since they've added a HR Derby for me and my kids to jam together.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/r00tabaga r00tabaga

    The Show is why I own a PS3. I nevered would have realized how awesome Blurays are if it wasn't for this game! I really can't wait for this year's version, especially since they've added a HR Derby for me and my kids to jam together.

  • BoozersOnline

    How odes this work for people like myself in Canada? Anybody know would best buy here work the same way?

  • BoozersOnline

    How odes this work for people like myself in Canada? Anybody know would best buy here work the same way?

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Amani Amani

    Any answers to our Online Franchise question from last week?

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Amani Amani

    Any answers to our Online Franchise question from last week?

  • A.I.

    Wait a second wait a second—so the stadiums arent available until someone unlocks EVERY trophy? So for most of us, there reeally arent any classic stadiums in the game this year. They may be "on the disc" but they wont be in my game. What a waste

  • A.I.

    Wait a second wait a second—so the stadiums arent available until someone unlocks EVERY trophy? So for most of us, there reeally arent any classic stadiums in the game this year. They may be "on the disc" but they wont be in my game. What a waste

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

    I think its bogus too. From what I've read getting all the trophies in The Show is extremely difficult and time consuming.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

    I think its bogus too. From what I've read getting all the trophies in The Show is extremely difficult and time consuming.

  • James

    I know… with the HR derby in this year me and my friends can kick back, drink some beer, and jack some HRs!, it's going to be a great drinking game!

  • James

    I know… with the HR derby in this year me and my friends can kick back, drink some beer, and jack some HRs!, it's going to be a great drinking game!

  • James

    How is it bogus?… if that was the ONLY way then I could see it being ridiculous (still playing 09 and haven't unlocked all the trophies). But there are 2 other ways to get them, by either preordering or waiting till it hits the PSN.

  • James

    How is it bogus?… if that was the ONLY way then I could see it being ridiculous (still playing 09 and haven't unlocked all the trophies). But there are 2 other ways to get them, by either preordering or waiting till it hits the PSN.

  • James

    And to add onto that there are a bunch of stores to preorder it from, unlike every other game where it's just a gamesteal…. I mean gamestop exclusive.

  • James

    And to add onto that there are a bunch of stores to preorder it from, unlike every other game where it's just a gamesteal…. I mean gamestop exclusive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wynstonwilliams Wynston Williams

    I think its a good thing…These are EXTRA stadiums…if they weren't on the disc or offered as DLC the game wouldn't miss them. So if your really looking forward to playing the game and playing those stadiums, you just pre order…no sweat….and if your a completionist that likes to get all the trophies now you have something pretty nice to work toward.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wynstonwilliams Wynston Williams

    I think its a good thing…These are EXTRA stadiums…if they weren't on the disc or offered as DLC the game wouldn't miss them. So if your really looking forward to playing the game and playing those stadiums, you just pre order…no sweat….and if your a completionist that likes to get all the trophies now you have something pretty nice to work toward.

  • AmenRa

    I am hyped for this game and in turn hyped for baseball as well. The Show is the best sports game out.

  • AmenRa

    I am hyped for this game and in turn hyped for baseball as well. The Show is the best sports game out.

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    Send me a message on OS or XBL if you want the league password.
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  • donttoewsmebro

    Where the hell is old Comiskey Park?

  • dogz1982

    Where's the Astrodome, or Tiger stadium? Or the Metrodome(just kidding!)!

    And how come no game has EVER featured Municipal stadium, the 'mistake by the lake?'

  • dogz1982

    Where's the Astrodome, or Tiger stadium? Or the Metrodome(just kidding!)!

    And how come no game has EVER featured Municipal stadium, the 'mistake by the lake?'

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