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Count Up Those Gold Trophies, You're Going to Need Them

Posted by Sammy Barker

Bid for greatness

Those that dismiss the Trophy metagame often question its worth in the real world. After all, what’s the point in spending several hours scooping up feathers in Assassin’s Creed II when your efforts are rewarded with little more than a tiny PNG image and a sense of satisfaction? Well, Sony hopes to answer that question with its Bid for Greatness promotion, a new marketing initiative that will augment you with the opportunity to own a piece of PlayStation history.

Starting today, the company will be selling off several props and costumes from its recent Greatness Awaits advertising campaign on eBay-esque auction site However, instead of paying with real cash, you’ll be using your Gold Trophies. The site will tally up your total number of trinkets, and will allow you to use them to compete for several key items based on The Last of Us, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and more.

“Of course, you’ll want to think strategically,” explained social media manager Sid Shuman. “Spend all of your Gold Trophies in one shot to try and score your dream item, or split your proceeds and go for several? The choice is yours. And the best part is, if you’re short on Gold Trophies, you can earn some on your PlayStation 3 and Vita, and then come back to bid again.”

There’s a full schedule available on the PlayStation Blog. The promotion’s set to run until 30th July, with a new auction due to launch every day. Sadly, you’ll need to be based in North America to participate. Still, this is an awesome idea – and hopefully a sign that Sony is looking to integrate Trophies in more meaningful ways moving forwards.


User Comments (20)



Jaz007 said:

So do you permantly lose the trophys from your account if you bid?



Squiggle55 said:

this is a pretty cool promotion. I don't think I have any chance at all with my trophies, but I'll keep an eye on it just in case all of the trophy hunters out there waste theirs early.

Edit: nevermind what a complete waste. losing bidders get back their trophies before the next auction. Seriously? Absolutely no penalty for bidding all your trophies each time. Might as well just contact the top 15 in gold trophies and ask them what prize they want. Great idea in general, but very poorly planned out.



InsertNameHere said:

Make this into an annual thing and you'll have people throwing money - and possibly their first born - at you.



charlesnarles said:

Wow cool! Go America...
I think I have like 8 gold trophies... lol
cool idea tho. I want Snake's bandana from the To Michael ads, if that's what they mean. We should keep being able to trade in trophies for digital content or trinkets and stuff, like GameStop does kinda. I vote for that existing for PS4



get2sammyb said:

I have 241 gold, which is sadly not enough to get me in the running. Still, I'm not disappointed, as I'm in the wrong region to bid anyway!



GRIFFEN14 said:

I really really really want that delsin costume lol. Hopefully 134 golds are enough...but i doubt it.



ViciousDS said:

great here comes all those people with trophy trading on jailbroken systems.



MaxaMod said:

i play a lot of MP
600+ KZ2
350+ BBC2
100+ KZ3 and UC2
500+ BF3
i even didnt finish the story mode on BF3/BBC2



GRIFFEN14 said:

Well seeing how the first item is up for bid at 975 Gold trophies with 19 hours left...yea I'm not winning anything unfortunately.



TNLGUY said:

Dang. I have six. Oh well, trinkets are cool and all, but I'd feel more left out if you could use trophies for PSN goodies.



Jaz007 said:

I hve 36 gold trophys, I don't think I'm going to get anything. All of the items are just going to be gotten by poeple who use all of their redicuously high gold count anyway. It think it would be intresting to see what the items go for after all the bidding is done. Who thinks all of the items will go for 1000+ gold trophys?



ztpayne7 said:

Does anyone else think its weird that four of the items are skyrim? I mean I love it as much as the next guy...but I don't think skyrim is the top showing of the playstation brand.



NathanUC said:

I love this idea. It would be cool to see it expanded in the future for smaller and or digital goods. I'm at around 200 so I can't get anything here, but I can't complain due to the quality of these type of items up for bidding.

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