PlayStation Rewards Announced

Fancy yourself as a PlayStation loyalist?  Do you bleed virtual blood on the message board battlefield, when Phillip69 claims that the PS3 is just a BluRay player and “has no games?”.  Do you pray and hope that someone from the SCEA heaven might be looking down on you with grace for remaining loyal to PlayStation for so many years?

Well, your prayers may have been answered.  But no need sharpen your blade of wit and industry numbers to engage XboxLover2431 just yet.  While such deeds are indeed noble, Sony has announced that their new Rewards program requires only that you, “play games and interact with the entertainment content that PlayStation has to offer.”

Launching tomorrow (October 28th), PlayStation rewards will begin its life as an invitation-only beta.  For the time being, it will only be available to PS3 owners, but Sony hopes to include PSP users as well, in the near future.

The Rewards program is free  but will primarily focus on PlayStation PLUS and GAP members (Not the clothing store, but the Game Advisory Panel that Sony implemented a few years ago as a HUB for PlayStation fans to provide feedback and interact with each other).

According to the entry in the PlayStation Blog:

rewards include things like…

  • Exclusive PSN avatars that display member status in the program
  • Exclusive dynamic themes and PlayStation Home content
  • Opportunities throughout the program year to participate in members-only sweepstakes and giveaways for experiences and merchandise you won’t find elsewhere (The first of which is an all expenses paid trip to the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, as PlayStation’s guest)

And this is supposedly the beginning.  The Rewards site will go live tomorrow and will include more information on the program.

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  • Anonymous

    Sounds cool, but like always, this is only in the U.S.

  • Anonymous

    i dont think this is u.s.a only,i got an email from sony about this and recievied a gold plated ps3 statue for my home character,i live in ireland.

  • So basically we need to all get PSN+ in order to be rewarded and bend over for Sony Reps . Sorry it sounds nice and all but honestly I somewhat feel cheated and punished not getting the PSN+ addition. Guess I will have to hand over money to get my rewards soon . To me though they need cross gaming chat to be added also as a option for those who would like to chat to friends when playing different titles online.

    • For now it’s just in Beta and PS+ & GAP members are getting the invites. According to the Terms of Service, the Beta is supposed to run until March. It would make sense that they’ll open it up to everyone at that point. If you’re okay with waiting you won’t have to get PS+ to enjoy the benefits of this.

  • Anonymous

    Damn you Phillip69!