PlayStation Introduces Rewards System for PSN Users

Videogame communities like the PlayStation Network, or even smaller ones such as our forums, are filled with competition. Whether it’s going for a kill-streak in online multiplayer or having a massive amount of trophies, gamers are constantly looking for ways to prove just how good they are at their favorite way to pass time.

Sony has revealed yet another way to keep the competition tense; through a PlayStation loyalty program called PlayStation Rewards.

The service will start off in beta, offered only to those who subscribe to PlayStation Plus or are enrolled in the PlayStation Game Advisory Panel (GAP) prior to October 24. You must also be opted in to receive PlayStation related marketing, so if you aren’t already, you might want to log into your PSN account and opt in. Full launch to all PlayStation Network users is planned to roll out in Spring 2011. Initial invites will begin going out via email starting tomorrow.

So you must be wondering, just what are these rewards? Details are rather vague at the moment, but to give you an idea of what’s to come, here’s what is already announced:

  • 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)

On top of that, you’ll also be ranked in according with how much you participate in the PlayStation world. By purchasing games, answering surveys and logging in hours online among other things, you’ll be ranked in one of three different tiers of the reward program, giving you some serious gamer cred. So whether you’re “Select”, “Pro” or “Legendary” is up to how involved you are in the PlayStation lifestyle…