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PlayStation trophies can now earn PSN credit in the US

As part of the Sony Rewards Program, players will be able to cash in their PSN trophies for credit that can be used on the PSN store.

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PSN Trophies

As part of the Sony Rewards Program, players will be able to cash in their PSN trophies for credit that can be used on the PSN store.

As reported by DualShockers, players will unfortunately have to start from scratch, as they will have to register their trophies with the program as and when they’re unlocked. It’s an irritating set-back for sure, but it’s still an intriguing idea.

The different tiers for rewards are laid out as follows:

  • 100 Silver trophies – 100 points
  • 25 Gold trophies –  250 points
  • 10 Platinum trophies – 1,000 points

For reference, 1,000 points is the equivalent of $10 of PSN credit. So you will have to unlock a fair few before you have for a full-price blockbuster.

It’s an interesting idea, particularly because for a long time these unlockable achievements have served as their own reward, a badge of honour; for some they are the object of obsession, with glory hunters devoting their lives to the pursuit of bragging rights. This article is an interesting read.

The idea that they now have a material reward will perhaps coax the more casual players into keeping an eye on unlocks.

The scheme is, for now, exclusive to the US; perhaps if successful, it will be made available overseas in the future.

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