Want to earn rewards for your gaming efforts? A new feature of the Sony Rewards program (in the U.S. only) provides points when you earn Trophies on your PlayStation systems. Here’s how to get started:
- First, you’ll need to sign up for a Sony Rewards account. This is separate from your PlayStation Network (PSN) account.
- Once you have a Rewards account, go ahead and link your PSN account to your Sony Rewards account.
- Next, you can enable the “challenges” for earning Trophies. Go to the My Rewards page and under the Available tab, make sure to click Unlock Now over each of the entries here. You’ll see three related to Trophies: Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
Of course, you won’t make thousands of dollars by playing games. You can get a $10 PS Store code for 1,000 points, meaning that 100 points works out to a dollar. However, the Trophy conversion rate is pretty low:
- 100 Silver Trophies equals 100 points
- 25 Gold Trophies equals 250 points
- 10 Platinum Trophies equals 1,000 points
Most games offer anywhere from 25 to 50 Trophies. You can only earn a Platinum Trophy by earning all other Trophies from a game, excluding any tied to DLC. We’ve covered some of the easiest Platinum Trophies you can earn if you want to get started.
It seems that Trophies earned on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita all count for points. Just make sure you’re using the same account on all your devices. Note that this is not retroactive, so only Trophies you earn after activating this will count.
Aside from Trophies, you can also earn points by completing other challenges on the Rewards website. You’ll earn one point for every dollar you spend on the PlayStation Store. Sony also offers extra points if you sign up for and use its credit card.
In case you think it’s time to quit your job and play games, we should note that this isn’t exactly a generous rewards program. Even Platinums on the easier side can take 5-6 hours to earn. Multiply this by 10 and you’re looking at 50+ hours to earn $10 — not exactly a worthwhile investment of your time. Plus, most games cost money, and if you’re buying a game just to earn Trophies, you end up with a net loss. However, it’s a little something extra for games you’d play anyway.
How many Trophies do you have? Will you try to earn more now that you get rewarded for them? Tell us what you think of this program in the comments!
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