Amazon Prime members get $10 credit on Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-orders

Amazon Prime credit Pokemon Sword Shield Nintendo Switch preorder

Pokemon’s next generation can’t get here soon enough, and fans of the series are likely keeping an eye out for the best way to purchase their desired edition of the newest game. Amazon has you covered if you’re a Prime member: subscribers to the company’s program can get a $10 credit if they pre-order Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield.

Amazon Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield Nintendo Switch Pre-order Credit

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are available for pre-order on Amazon’s website and you can set up free two-day shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime member so you receive your physical copy of the game on the launch day. The game itself costs $60 and this deal is only for physical copies of the game. The December release date is a placeholder, but the game is expected in late 2019. While you wait for your copy to arrive, grab and play through a few of the best Nintendo Switch exclusive games.

The $10 credit is something Amazon has been doing for a while, attempting to court gamers away from the typical brick-and-mortar retailers and their various offerings. The promotional credit will expire 60 days after it has been applied to your Amazon account and can be applied to any products or digital content sold by Amazon or Amazon Digital Services (this does include eBooks).

Pokemon Sword/Shield

Amazon Prime credit Pokemon Sword Shield Nintendo Switch preorder

Beyond Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu, Pokemon Sword/Shield will be the first in the main series to be released on a home console. The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid, but there’s a level of hardware that the traditional Pokemon RPGs haven’t had access to. This eighth generation of Pokemon will be set in the Galar Region. The starter creatures this time around are Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. Players have already started to take their sides in the starters’ fandoms, but there’s an entire roster of new evolutions and entirely new Pokemon that will be unveiled when Pokemon Sword/Shield launches in late 2019.

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