Best Buy in the US is offering fans a berry disappointing pre-order bonus

another one of the pokemon scarlet and violet pre-order bonuses is a bit of a letdown

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet fans are disappointed with another one of the pre-order bonuses for the upcoming game.

As spotted by the Twitter account @Nintendeal (opens in new tab), the US store Best Buy is currently offering a lackluster pre-order bonus for those who purchase either Pokemon Scarlet, Pokemon Violet, or the double pack of both games ahead of its release.

Unlike some game pre-orders that may come with the likes of themed stickers, a steel book case, or maybe even a limited edition collectible, Nintendo has instead decided to forgo any of the fun collectibles fans actually want and instead just give US customers some (in-game) berries.

If you pre-order the game from Best Buy, you’ll be able to claim the “in-game berry set” which includes a cheri berry, chesto berry, aspear berry, pecha berry, persim berry, and rawst berry in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Considering that there are several places you could pick the games up from and that they’re unlikely to be unobtainable after release, you would think that Nintendo might make the pre-order incentive a bit more enticing.

US Fans are understandably a little bit disappointed with this pre-order bonus, especially since the UK retailer Game (opens in new tab) is currently offering a collectible figure of the Gen 9 starters Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly as a pre-order bonus. Customers in Singapore are also able to claim a free art book and steel book of the new Pokemon Game.

Reminder this is the preorder bonus in the UK pic.twitter.com/OrQYutDU20September 29, 2022

pic.twitter.com/HPuBJyYh8pSeptember 29, 2022

Meanwhile in Asia: pic.twitter.com/KEW7OyTf80September 30, 2022

There’s not long to go now before we can finally get our hands on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on November 18, 2022. If you’re still not sure which version of the game to get, take a look at our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet version exclusives and differences explained guide.

If you want to know the best place to pre-order the upcoming Pokemon game, take a look at our where to pre-order Pokemon Scarlet & Violet guide.

Hope Bellingham

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After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I’m also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.

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