TrueTrophies in 2020 - the year in numbers

By Rich Stone,
For many of us, 2020 was an unprecedented year. The pandemic and the resulting lockdowns kept people at home for weeks at a time, and of course there was also a brand new PlayStation console released.

We thought it would be interesting to look back on how these events affected our community throughout the year, so we'd like to introduce - TrueTrophies' Year in Review for 2020!

Site Membership

Thanks to the TrueTrophies website redesign, which made the site much more mobile friendly, and to our innovations such as My Decade on PlayStation, more people joined TrueTrophies in 2020 than in any previous year. In fact, last year we welcomed over 30,000 of you to our awesome PlayStation trophy-hunting community - that's more than the total number of registrations during the first 4 years of the site's existence!

TrueTrophies' total membership by yearTrueTrophies' total membership by year

Games and Trophies tracked

With so many people joining the site, and extra gamers being added to the scan pool to help make our stats more accurate, we added over 750 million trophy unlocks during the course of the year - that's about 24 every single second!

There were 1,875 games with Playstation Trophies released in 2020, with a total of 49,440 trophies worth 2,117,610 Trophy XP. That's by far the highest number of games released in a single year since trophies were first added to PlayStation games in 2008.

PlayStation games released by yearPlayStation games released by year

Walkthrough and Trophy guides

One of the great strengths of the TrueTrophies community is how much we want to help other gamers earn trophies in their games, whether by posting trophy guides, making full game walkthroughs, or holding boosting sessions for particular trophies.

2020 was no different, with an impressive 4,218 trophy guides were posted, across 925 different games!

Community events

With many of us stuck inside for weeks if not months, we did our best to try to keep you entertained, with more community events than we've ever run before.

We created several brand new contests, such as Warboats and BATH, and we revamped some classic events like Hangman, 12 Days of Christmas and GTTSC.

Site Traffic

With all the community events, and so many new members joining the site, we broke traffic records in most of the months throughout the year.

Overall, traffic was up over 40% compared to 2019, a brilliant achievement!

What's in store for TrueTrophies in 2021?

We aren't going to be resting on our laurels in 2021 - we have plans to grow the TrueGaming Network team even more, with additional games writers and developers hopefully joining us in the first months of the year, with some of them solely working on TrueTrophies. This will allow us to produce a lot more content, with a focus on news, reviews and stats features.

The development team will continue it's efforts to make the site ultra fast for you no matter where on the planet you are accessing it from, and of course, we'll be regularly adding more features for your enjoyment.

And we'll be running even more site contests and challenges to keep you all entertained throughout the year.

I want to personally thank all of the incredible TrueTrophies staff that play such a big massive part in making the site the amazing place that it is - we would not be growing so much without your efforts!
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueTrophies, TrueAchievements and TrueSteamAchievements. Loves racing games, not convinced by RPGs.