Love ’em or hate ’em, achievements, trophies, whatever you want to call them, in-game milestones that earn you rewards – even if they’re just virtual bragging rights, have been a staple of the industry for years now.
A key point detractors from the system have noted is that they’re virtually useless, and literally only for bragging rights. Sony is looking to change that in a new update.
The Sony Rewards program has gotten some new changes that now make it possible to redeem PlayStation Network trophies for discounts towards the PlayStation Store.
Currently only offered in the United States, the new program will net you 100 points for 100 silver trophies, 250 points for 25 gold trophies, and 1000 points for 10 platinum trophies.
There’s a few catches here: you have to be signed up for their rewards program prior to earning these trophies to have them be eligible for the points, and there isn’t really much to redeem them for – 1000 points will get you a $10 discount voucher for the PlayStation Store.
If you’re still interested in signing up and having your trophies actually count toward something, you should check out the Sony Rewards program.