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.
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.