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PlayStation Stars Launches in the Americas on October 5 and Europe on October 13

PlayStation Stars Launches in the Americas on October 5 and Europe on October 13 - News

by VGChartz Staff , posted on 28 September 2022 / 2,223 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced PlayStation Stars loyalty program will launch in Japan and Asia on September 29, in North and South America on October 5, and in Europe and Australia on October 13.

The full PlayStation Stars experience will be available on the PlayStation App on iOS and Android. You can also join on Sony has plans to expand to console devices in the future.

PlayStation Stars lets PlayStation users earn rewards by completing campaigns and activities. The 'Monthly Check-In' campaign only requires users to play any game to receive a reward. Other campaigns will require you to earn specific trophies.

PlayStation Stars members can earn loyalty points and digital collectibles. the points can be redeemed in a catalog that includes PSN wallet funds, exclusive digital collectibles and select PlayStation Store products. Digital collectibles include digital figurines and more.

PlayStation Stars Launches in the Americas on October 5 and Europe on October 13

Read an FAQ on PlayStation Stars below:

When is PlayStation Stars launching?

Below are the following launch dates for PlayStation Stars:

  • Asia, including Japan: September 29 (local time)
  • North and South America: October 5 (local time)
  • Europe and Australia: October 13 (local time)

What do I need to join PlayStation Stars? Is a PlayStation Plus membership required?

PlayStation Stars is free to join. You’ll only need to have an adult account for PlayStation Network and accept the program’s Terms of Service. While you will earn certain benefits for being a PlayStation Plus member, a PlayStation Plus membership is not required to join PlayStation Stars.

How can I access PlayStation Stars?

The full PlayStation Stars experience is accessible through the PlayStation App on iOS and Android. You can also join PlayStation Stars via

We have plans to expand to console devices in the future.

How does the program work?

With PlayStation Stars, you earn rewards by completing a variety of campaigns and activities. Our “Monthly Check-In” campaign simply requires you to play any game to receive a reward. Other campaigns will ask you to earn specific trophies, or even be among one of the first players to platinum a blockbuster title in their country/region. One of our first campaigns is called “Hit Play/1994” where members who correctly launch games that match song-based clues receive a special collectible.

Campaigns are updated regularly so check the PlayStation App to see new campaigns. 

What rewards can I earn?

There are two types of rewards – loyalty points and digital collectibles. Points can be redeemed in a catalog that may include PSN wallet funds, exclusive digital collectibles and select PlayStation Store products. As an additional benefit, PlayStation Plus members enrolled in PlayStation Stars automatically earn points for purchases on PlayStation Store.*

Digital collectibles are beautifully rendered, digital representations of things that PlayStation fans enjoy, including figurines of beloved and iconic characters from games and other forms of entertainment, as well as cherished devices that tap into Sony’s history of innovation. There will be new collectibles to earn regularly, ultra-rare collectibles to strive for, or something surprising to collect just for fun. 

The digital collectibles you earn or acquire can be arranged on a display case within the PlayStation App.  You can also set the display case to be viewed by others, if you choose.

At launch, by simply joining, all members will receive the Star Gazer Telescope.  We’ll have Punto the gondolier from Ape Escape 2, PocketStation, Toro and Kuro celebrating, and more, as some of the first digital collectables for members to earn or acquire. 

Are digital collectables one-of-a-kind? Can I sell or trade my digital collectables?

These digital collectibles are created just for our loyalty program, and while some can be rare, they are not one-of-a-kind nor does it leverage blockchain technology. They cannot be resold or traded. Digital collectibles can only be earned or acquired through PlayStation Stars. 

How can I find out how rare a digital collectible is?

A digital collectible’s rarity can be found on the campaign details screen and the collectible’s details page.

How do I track and redeem my points?

Your points balance can be found on PlayStation App under your Player Profile / PlayStation Stars Points History. Points can be used to redeem items in your Rewards Catalog, which may include digital collectibles, games, or digital PSN wallet funds.   

To redeem your points, go to PlayStation App > Player Profile > Playstation Stars > Rewards Catalog.

What benefits do I get for being a PlayStation Plus member if I join PlayStation Stars?

A PlayStation Plus membership is not required to join PlayStation Stars. However, as a PlayStation Plus member, if you join PlayStation Stars you can earn points for purchases on PlayStation Store, including each subscription payment for your PlayStation Plus membership. Please note PSN wallet top ups are not eligible for earning PlayStation Stars points. 

What are status levels?

PlayStation Stars will have four status levels that reflect the milestones you reach.  They are based on the number of non-common trophies earned for gameplay as well as full game purchases from the PlayStation Store. The higher your level is, the more perks and benefits you can get. 

How long will I get to stay at my status level?

Once you reach a status level, you will stay there for the remainder of the calendar year plus an additional 13 months. For example, if you earned status level 2 in October, your Level 2 status would remain valid through that calendar year, and continue for the next 13 months from January 1 of the next year, through January 31 of the following year.  

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gtotheunit91 (on 30 September 2022)

Apparently, users in Japan have some gripes with the service. The biggest being regarding the highest tier. It's being reported that once you reach the highest tier, you get to jump the line when it comes to reaching out to PlayStation support. The only way to get to the highest tier is to buy 4 full-priced games from the PS Store and earn 128 rare trophies.

Soooooooo in order to get better support, you need to spend a lot of money. I don't like the way that sounds at all. The exact quote is "when contacting PlayStation Customer Support, you will be given priority in the chat order."

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scrapking gtotheunit91 (on 30 September 2022)

Super friggin' lame. This is approximately equivalent to Microsoft Rewards. Imagine Microsoft Rewards members getting customer service priority over people who don't participate in it? Ridiculous.

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Giggity_goo (on 29 September 2022)

i have no interest in digital collectibles so just want the psn credit.. i get £5-£10 off some games i buy from xbox store via the rewards app

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Random_Matt (on 30 September 2022)

Better update the article with the bullshit customer service shenanigans. Better support with the more you spend, unethical and downright dirty. PS has gone to shit ever since Ryan was put in high level job, at the moment could not recommend their products.

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The Fury (on 29 September 2022)

I thought it was just crap, didn't realise it means money off games.

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SanAndreasX (on 28 September 2022)

Looks like MyNintendo Rewards. I thought when I saw the headline that they were going to give PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale another go.

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scrapking zero129 (on 30 September 2022)

Indeed. A key difference though is Microsoft Rewards can be used to begin or to renew your Gold or your Game Pass subscription. Here, you don't get any financial rewards unless you pay out of pocket for the PS+ subscription first.

So no way to get the subscription cheap or free on Sony, based on the currently-announced information. Which isn't a criticism of Sony, they had nothing before and now they're adding this, but it is nonetheless an advantage to Microsoft Rewards over this plan.

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scrapking zero129 (on 01 October 2022)

Thanks. :) I don't know how many people use Microsoft Rewards to start, or to renew, their subscriptions on XBL Gold or Game Pass. It's probably a niche activity. First you have to be aware of it, and then you have to figure it's worth spending a few minutes a day doing "the things". Some might prefer to just spend the $15 a month rather than doing "the things".

One of my co-workers and I are right into it though. We focus on doing things we want to do anyway, or that just take seconds, and we find that's enough to renew our Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions every month. So, sure, it's only saving me $15 a month. But it's also taking me only minutes a day. And I have kind of "game-ified" it, where I enjoy the challenge of seeing how many points I can get with the least possible outlay of effort, LOL.

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