Sony’s first PlayStation loyalty program rewards you for earning trophies

Sony has announced its first loyalty program. Entry is free and you can earn points by playing games and making purchases from PlayStation Store. You can redeem these points for things like PSN wallet credit and certain products from the store.

There will be a “Monthly Check-In” program that will allow you to earn a reward by playing any game. Sony plans to offer rewards for those who win tournaments and earn certain trophies. The first player to earn a platinum trophy for a specific game in their time zone will also receive a reward.

One aspect of the program caused a stir following the announcement on social media. Sony says it will offer digital collectibles as rewards. These are “digital representations of things PlayStation fans enjoy, including figurines of popular and iconic characters from games and other forms of entertainment, and treasured devices that draw on Sony’s history of innovation.” It said fans always have collectibles to earn and there will be “extremely rare” ones.

Calling them “digital collectibles” certainly sounds like , but that’s not the case. “They are definitely not NFTs. Definitely not,” said Grace Chen, vice president of network advertising, loyalty and licensed merchandising at Sony Interactive Entertainment . “You can’t trade them or sell them. It doesn’t use blockchain technologies and it definitely doesn’t use NFTs.” If only Sony had clarified that in its own blog post to avoid confusion.

PlayStation Stars follows similar rewards offerings from Microsoft and Nintendo. Microsoft’s program, now called Microsoft Points, has been around since . In addition to earning points through, users can earn points by searching and purchasing products on Bing.

Likewise, people can earn My Nintendo Gold Points by shopping in the eShop and performing well at tournaments. They can be used for. You can also collect platinum points for completing various tasks, which you can redeem for rewards.

Sony says it will expand PlayStation Stars over time. It is currently testing the program and plans to phase it out later this year. Further details will be announced in the coming months.

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