Sony will now pay you (very little) for your Trophy collection

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Do you hunt for trophies when you’re sinking hours and hours into games? Are you proud of your growing Platinum collection, and wish there was something beyond just the pride of your profile score to show for it? It might not be much, but Sony tends to agree with you. That’s why the company has revealed a new program that will pay you for your trophy collection, allowing you to optimise your trophy hunting for real-world cash rewards. With a catch.

Or two, in fact. Firstly, this is only open to a handful of regions, and surprise surprise South Africa isn’t one of them. If you’re playing elsewhere (or play on a different, regional account), you can start earning very small amounts for large sets of trophies. For example, you’ll be rewarded 100 points for 100 Silver trophies, or 250 points for 25 Gold ones. Have a bunch of Platinums? Sony will give you 1000 points for every ten you have (I’ve owned a PS4 and PS3 for nearly a collective decade, and I only have three).

These points can then be cashed in, with a full 1000 granting you a $10 gift voucher for the PSN Store. That’s…it really. It’s a really small figure for a lot of trophy hunting. But hey, this is meant to be fun, right? Trophies are something you either really care about or don’t, and this program doesn’t really incentivise you to change that. Instead, it’ll just reward you if you fall into the former side of the scale, which is neat.

I wouldn’t say it’s enough to start thinking hard about trophy optimisation routes and games with easy rosters – nor is it a signal to quit jor job to farm trophies. Instead, it’s a neat reward for something you already do. Cheers Sony.

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Last Updated: November 7, 2017

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • So when you “cash in” the trophies disappear from your account?

  • Original Heretic

    Here’s hoping they bring it to SA soon!
    Any little bit of PS Store credit is always good.

  • Heinrich Skollie Färber

    have 54 Platinums. With all my points I could’ve had $70 to spend! Hope it comes to South-Africa soon…

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      So that’s like, how many lootboxes?

      • Heinrich Skollie Färber

        Haha, I wouldn’t know. Don’t support games with lootboxes

  • Trevor James

    Keep in mind It wont work retrospectively.

  • DragonSpirit009

    Finally a reward for my need to collect all the trophies.

    Hope it will come to SA some time!

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    Make no mistake, there is a profit motive behind this scheme.

    Of the millions… HAND MILLIONS.. of gamers Sony have on their platforms, they’ve researched that a certain percentage of them will take this rewards system seriously.

    These gamers will then be engaged for longer, and having no other way to use these rewards than to use against future purchases, will incentivize more new game sales. It’s definitely been found to be profitable to implement this system. They don’t give away any cash to consumers, only drive more sales.

    However, this is a million times better than the recent trends of nickle-and-diming.

  • Hammersteyn

    Meh.

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