The PlayStation Stars rewards program will launch on September 29 in Asia, including Japan, followed by October 5 in the Americas and October 13 in Europe and Australia, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced.
The full PlayStation Stars experience can be accessed via PlayStation app on iOS and Android. Users can also join the program through PlayStation.com. It will be expanded to console devices in the future.
Download the full FAQ below.
When will PlayStation Stars launch?
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. All you need to do is have an adult account for PlayStation Network and accept the program’s terms of service. While you get certain benefits as a PlayStation Plus member, a PlayStation Plus membership is not required to join PlayStation Stars.
How do 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 at playstation.com.
We have plans to expand to console devices in the future.
How does the program work?
With PlayStation Stars, you earn rewards by completing various campaigns and activities. Our ‘Monthly Check-In’ campaign simply requires you to play a game to receive a reward. Other campaigns will ask you to earn specific trophies, or even be one of the first players to get a blockbuster title platinum in their country/region. One of our first campaigns is called “Hit Play/1994”, where members who correctly launch games that match number-based clues will receive a special collectible.
Campaigns are regularly updated, so check the PlayStation app for new campaigns.
What rewards can I earn?
There are two types of rewards: Loyalty Points and Digital Collectibles. Points can be redeemed against a catalog that may include PSN wallets, exclusive digital collectibles, and select PlayStation Store products. As an added benefit, PlayStation Plus members who are subscribed to PlayStation Stars will automatically earn points for purchases made on PlayStation Store.
Digital collectibles are beautifully rendered, digital representations of things PlayStation fans enjoy, including figurines of beloved and iconic characters from games and other forms of entertainment, as well as cherished devices that leverage Sony’s history of innovation. There will be new collectibles to earn regularly, ultra-rare collectibles to aim for, or something surprising to collect just for fun.
The digital collectibles you earn or acquire can be arranged in a display case in the PlayStation app. You can also set the display case to be viewed by others, if you wish.
At launch, all members will receive the Star Gazer Telescope simply by joining. We got Punto the gondolier from Monkey Escape 2PocketStation, Toro and Kuro celebrate, and more, as some of the first digital collectibles members can earn or acquire.
Are digital collectibles unique? Can I sell or trade my digital collectibles?
These digital collectibles were created specifically for our loyalty program, and while some may be rare, they are not unique, nor do they use blockchain technology. They cannot be resold or traded. Digital collectibles can only be earned or obtained through PlayStation Stars.
How do I find out how rare a digital collectible is?
The rarity of a digital collectible can be found on the campaign details screen and the collectible detail page.
How can I track and redeem my points?
You can find your points balance in the PlayStation app under your player profile / PlayStation Stars points history. Points can be used to redeem items in your Rewards catalog, including digital collectibles, games, or PSN digital wallet funds.
To redeem your points, go to PlayStation App > Player Profile > Playstation Stars > Rewards Catalog.
What benefits do I get as a PlayStation Plus member when I join PlayStation Stars?
A PlayStation Plus membership is not required to join PlayStation Stars. However, as a PlayStation Plus member, when you join PlayStation Stars you can earn points for purchases on PlayStation Store, including any subscription payment for your PlayStation Plus membership. Please note that topping up a PSN Wallet is not eligible to earn PlayStation Stars Points.
What are status levels?
PlayStation Stars have four status levels that correspond to the milestones you reach. They are based on the number of uncommon trophies earned for gameplay and on full game purchases from PlayStation Store. The higher your level, the more perks and benefits you can get.
How long can I stay on my status level?
Once you reach a status level, you will stay there for the rest of the calendar year plus another 13 months. For example, if you achieved Status Level 2 in October, your Level 2 status will remain valid for that calendar year and for the following 13 months from January 1 of the following year through January 31 of the following year.
For more information, visit the PlayStation Stars webpage when it launches in your region.