PlayStation Stars is the new-ish rewards platform that PlayStation launched back in October 2022, giving users points for digital purchases that can be converted into rewards that include store vouchers, game downloads and a number of digital collectibles.
Another way that users can grab the collectibles, which come in the form of mini 3D dioramas, is participating in “campaigns” by launching specific games or playing during promotional periods. These are updated fairly regularly, and one of the latest additions is an adorable 3D bobblehead of PlayStation’s very own former President of SIE Worldwide Studios, current Head of Indies and recently-inducted BAFTA Fellow – Shuhei Yoshida.
The best part is that unlocking this particular involves playing any one of six fantastic indie titles recommended by Shu himself, including the Melbourne-made megahit, Cult of the Lamb. The games that Shu is encouraging people to play are absolute bangers across the board though:
If you need more info on PlayStation Stars, here’s the FAQ from PlayStation:
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 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 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.
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.
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.