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Sony's US Only Rewards System Offers Games And Accessories For Points

Sony has launched a points-based rewards system in the US, offering rewards for customer loyalty with games, accessories and even gaming systems. It’s a free service, but in order to collect points you’ll have to spend money.

Essentially, you’ll earn a point for every dollar spent on the PlayStation/Sony Entertainment Network store, and in Sony stores as well as partners’ websites such as GameStop, Best Buy and Target.

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The points you earn can be put towards PlayStation Plus subscriptions, games, consoles and even Sony TVs, thought the points required for these has not been shared yet.

Still, it’s a nice idea, and echoes the Club Nintendo rewards system, which offers unique gaming-related items, software and Wii shop credit in return for registering your games and collecting stars after each purchase.

Sony are offering 100 points to those who sign up at launch, and a 500% bonus on points for your first PSN purchase, with PlayStation credit card owners receiving a higher bonus.

Source: Sony, via CVG

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11 Comments
  1. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Great idea, hope they bring it to Europe.

    Comment posted on 30/10/2013 at 17:40.
  2. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Sounds like the xbox rewards system that nobody seems to know about.

    Comment posted on 30/10/2013 at 17:46.
    • Eldur
      Member
      Since: Nov 2012

      Or Club Nintendo, which has been going since the DS / Wii days.

      Comment posted on 30/10/2013 at 18:46.
      • Lyts1985
        Member
        Since: Jan 2009

        And the rest – I was racking up star points on Club Nintendo back in the GameCube days :-)

        Comment posted on 30/10/2013 at 22:40.
  3. Jones81
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    well done sony, great way to endear yourself to your EU customers

    Comment posted on 30/10/2013 at 18:23.
  4. JR.
    Member
    Since: Apr 2013

    It would be great if they included trophies in this rewards scheme. 50/100 points for earning a platinum trophy might make people hold on to their games a bit longer before trading them in and give people more incentive to do everything the game has to offer. Especially if the rewards scheme is reasonable.

    Comment posted on 30/10/2013 at 18:23.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      Surely this would be counter productive for Sony though, wouldn’t they prefer people to keep buying new games instead of holding onto and playing their old ones?

      Comment posted on 01/11/2013 at 13:51.
  5. MikLSP
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    It sounds like any other reward points system…..mainly because it IS like any other reward points system.

    I would like it to come to Europe too and I wonder if you could double up reward points with a retailer such as GAME? i.e. could you earn PS points and GAME Reward points on the same purchase.

    Comment posted on 30/10/2013 at 18:23.
  6. matthangzhou
    Member
    Since: Sep 2010

    Bought a few consoles from Nintendo plus several games. Think I can trade all my points in for a Nintendo wallpaper.

    Comment posted on 30/10/2013 at 19:55.
    • Sad Panda
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      You can trade in Nintendo points for VC/Wii Ware credit. So at least there’s a reward at the end of it.

      In the global internet age, all this US only crap really pisses me off.

      I love Gearbox but the loot hunt is bullshit, this Sony rewards is just the same. Contry to popular belief, there is life outside the US of A.

      Comment posted on 30/10/2013 at 21:37.
  7. RedStarGlow
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Spend $1, get a point. 1000 points net $10 on PSN. Standard %1 reward program.

    Comment posted on 31/10/2013 at 04:09.

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