Sony has quietly introduced a new rewards scheme that enables you to make money from unlocking PlayStation Trophies. If you want to turn those points into PSN vouchers, it'll cost you 1,000 points to get $10 worth of credit.
If you're a member of the Sony Rewards program, you will be able to accumulate points that will be converted into PSN currency that will allow you to purchase some new games.
It's an interesting idea, particularly because for a long time these unlockable achievements have served as their own reward, a badge of honour; for some they are the object of obsession, with glory hunters devoting their lives to the pursuit of bragging rights. As you'd expect, the bronze trophies won't get you anything.
Get 25 Gold Trophies while you game and earn 250 points. Maybe you have a plethora of easy games to platinum on hand that will let you earn some quick cash.
Trial Blazer: Sign up for 4 free PlayStation Network service trials and get a 15% off discount code for PlayStation Store. The catch is that you must be signed up for the Sony Rewards program and have your PlayStation Network account linked to it before earning the trophies.
Subscribe to 3 PlayStation™Network services and earn 500 points. For more rules and clarifications, check out the Sony Rewards FAQ.
Triple Feature: Rent 3 movies from PlayStation™Store and earn 250 points. If you have physical Sony movie discs in your collection, you can even register five of them to receive a free digital movie. A nice gesture of appreciation for trophy hoarders, or could Sony have done more?