PlayStation Trophies Can Now Be Used To Buy Games (With A Catch)

PlayStation Trophies Can Now Be Used To Buy Games (With A Catch)

If you'd like to start earning a few bucks from your hard-earned trophies, all you have to do is link your PSN account through the Sony Rewards Website.

Sony Rewards, which is a free service providing points that can be spent on Sony products, now offers several "Rewards Passes" for earning in-game trophies on PlayStation platforms. Silver, Gold and Platinum trophies will all get you points for credit while Bronze trophies aren't included in the program. Roughdaw4 earned 5,551 silver, 6,903 gold, and 1,359 platinum trophies.

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You won't start making money overnight as the program requires a hefty amount of trophies to even get started. Points are not rewarded retroactively, meaning that trophies earned prior to the user linking their PSN account to the Rewards scheme won't count.

However, and this is a bit of a bummer to a large part of the PlayStation fanbase, the rewards scheme only applies to those in the United States. Once you hit 1,000 Rewards points, you're able to exchange them for a $10 gift certificate. This isn't a ton of extra cash for your purchases, of course, but it can actually help you play multiple free games. Microsoft championed the achievement/trophy system as we know it today with the launch of the Xbox 360 in 2005.

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When the news first began to spread about the update to the Sony Rewards program, someone pointed it out to Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, on Twitter and he mentioned how it sounds like a cool feature. It does help lengthen games in some cases but many times it's just to make you grind for more points.

In the past, "trophy hunters" earned their trophies purely for bragging rights, but it's nice to see actual monetary value applied to them now.

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