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There certainly have been some unique promotions over the years for pre-orders. Some have gotten you the ability to have you receive your own island, while others never actually get you what you wanted in the first place. But sometimes you get a pre-order bonus that may be useful, but doesn’t actually tie to the game in question. And that’s exactly what the case of Best Buy’s new promotion for the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X. So you’re probably asking: some cosmetic DLC or something to do with Amiibos right? Nope, in fact, if you pre-order by December 3rd, you’ll get 10 dollars in e-Pizza cash. Yes, there is such a thing as e-Pizza cash.

What goes good with Xenoblade Chronicles X? Apparently this.

What goes good with Xenoblade Chronicles X? Apparently this.

We’ve seen tie ins via Mountain Dew and Doritos to games in the past with things such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and double XP timeframes, but this one is a bit different. The pre-order gets you a code for ten dollars that can be entered over at and is redeemable until January 14th, 2016. By doing so, you get a virtual prepaid MasterCard for $10 that can be used to purchase a pizza of your choice. These cards are valid until January 31st, 2016 and can be accepted where any MasterCard would be accepted, similar to pre-paid gift cards you see at the stores. You will get no compensation for anything left over on the card when it expires. This deal is a Best Buy exclusive deal, and highlights a unique look at the pre-order culture that has developed over the last several years.

Please note however that the pre-order benefits do NOT apply to the Collector’s Edition of the game in an odd move, meaning that those looking to not only get a custom USB with a digital sound track of the game, an art book, and a pineapple pizza will have to make multiple purchases.

Quick Take

I feel like this should be easy for me to bash on, but I’m sad that it’d be more useful then most of the cosmetic DLC that you get now a days with pre-orders. I give Best Buy credit for trying something completely different, but the fact that this exists further highlights the point of how desperate some pre-order bonuses are getting. At least if you would spend the money on pizza normally, you can somehow justify it because it’s like getting 10 bucks off, but as always, barely anyone wins when pre-ordering. Contact your local Totalbiscuit for more information on what pre-ordering can do.

And for the record, I hate pineapple on pizza.

Shaun Joy

Staff Writer

YouTuber Dragnix who plays way too many games, and has a degree in Software Engineering. A Focus on disclosure on Youtubers, and gaming coverage in general.

  • ρяøxч

    Video games for pizza cash. Well, at least they know their consumers.

  • Mathaes Loogmanheimer

    I am amazed this that was a business decision. I guess it’s their money, maybe I am just ignorant and this will work.

  • Azure

    This is censored though? No amount of Pizza will fix that error.

  • Zepherdog

    I’m not amused, after NoA’s recent fuckups and to think they try and can charm people with memes and pizza.

  • Zepherdog

    It is censored as far as we know.

  • Shaun Joy

    Looking at the pending articles, someone is looking at it right now in terms of TR reporting.

  • Azure

    I really wish they’d update their guidelines to be more skin friendly. It puts things in a silly spot of ‘if I buy the game I’ll be supporting censorship rather than supporting the original developers’ I wish they would just release 2 versions and bump the age rating up for one if they are going to have issues with it.

    Options pleases everyone. Otherwise it is back to trying to learn another language and buying the original overseas which is a real pain in the ass.

  • Nathaniel Plain

    If it were not for region locking, you could always import the Hong Kong release. They usually have English subtitles and have all the original Japanese content.

  • Mr. Snrub

    Nintendo Treehouse is a fucking joke. They are ruining any chances of Nintendo getting their hardcore gamers back.

  • Zepherdog

    Fatal Frame V is rated M, and they still saw the ‘need’ to censor it.

    It’s not about anything but outright censorship anymore.

  • Sebastian Mikulec

    This would have worked so much better with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.

  • Zepherdog

    Too bad most recent Ninja Turtles media has gone down the drain.

  • Sebastian Mikulec

    So does this work at any ol’ pizza shop? Like can I use it to get $10 off at local pizza joint or do I have to get some garbage from Dominos or Pizza Hut?

  • Hogtree Octovish

    The new cartoon’s fun, in my opinion.
    Shame (British TV network) Channel 5 won’t let me watch episodes 2 and 4 of the third season.
    (Episode 1, 3, 5 and 6 are up on Demand5. But no 2 or 4. *shrugs*)
    But, eh, I’ll look somewhere else (or just wait until it’s on (the British version of) Netflix).

    Also, I see what you did there.

  • eltonBorges

    Local Totalbiscuit… Hehehehe.
    Anyways, this is a weird momento from Nintendo. It seems like they want to have an older audience, but it must be in their terms. It’s not the right way to do things.

  • Zepherdog

    For the record I didn’t notice I did a funny until after I clicked post.