So far, the sole reason why players grew the ambition of increasing their PlayStation trophy collection might have had something to do with their need for bragging. These tokens of appreciations served no higher purpose whatsoever. However, PlayStation just turned this obscure corner of its gaming world by 180 degrees. Players will be able to redeem their PlayStation trophies for real money.
The Redeemed Points Can Be Used for PlayStation Network Content Shopping Only
Sony is going to activate a new reward program. Through this new system, players will be able to earn points with each newly acquired trophy. In their turn, these points can then be exchanged for real money.
Nonetheless, Sony’s latest direction won’t turn anyone into a millionaire overnight. In fact, the redeemed funds will only be available for purchasing new games within PlayStation Network exclusively.
The novel system is already up and running on the Sony Rewards official website. Under the Reward Passes page, users can see a new section that informs them on how to earn points. All types of PlayStation trophies are eligible for this redeemable system, be it platinum, gold or silver ones.
PlayStation Network has been awarding players with tokens of recognition for some time now. Players can unlock new such trophies in any game of their choice. The harder the challenge is, the more valuable the token will be.
Old PlayStation Trophies Are Not Eligible for Sony’s New Reward Program
The highest type is platinum. Only ten platinum trophies will get players a total number of 1,000 points from one shot. However, these are indeed some hard to get achievements. Players can redeem 10 points for each gold trophy while 100 silver trophies will earn them 100 points.
In the end, a collection of 1,000 points can be exchanged for a PlayStation Network voucher of $10. Players can use these funds to purchase PlayStation content only.
However, those who already have an impressive collection of trophies might risk disappointment. The system will reward only those players from the United States at first. On top of that, only the medals gained after players sign up for the new Sony Rewards program will be redeemable. Therefore, all past achievements are worth zero dollars.
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