PlayStation Stars waitlist is finally over for many US players

By Lee Brady,

PlayStation Stars has now been out for over two months, which means many registered North and South American users will finally be off the dreaded waitlist and free to start earning points via Sony's loyalty scheme.

Update: While the wait won't be over for everyone, many US users put on the PlayStation Stars waitlist will finally be free to access the loyalty scheme now that the initial two-month wait has elapsed. If you were put on the waiting list, you should now have access to PlayStation Stars campaigns on the PS App, and if you have any difficulty working out what to do next, check out our PlayStation Stars guide for more helpful information.

PS StarsThe wait for PS Stars is finally over.

PlayStation Stars waitlist headaches finally coming to an end

Verified by users over on Reddit, it seems the waitlist has finally elapsed for those who first tried to join PlayStation Stars back in October. It's a great time to join the scheme too, as there's currently a promotion to help earn easy PlayStation Stars points if you're also a PS Plus subscriber. For everyone else, there's plenty of campaigns to jump into over on the PS App, so why not get involved and start collecting?

Let us know in the comments if you were one of the unlucky few who got put on the waitlist and have finally gained access to Sony's loyalty scheme just in time for Christmas.

Original Story: PlayStation Stars is putting a number of members in the US and Americas onto a waiting list, with Sony stating it could take up to two months for some members to access the service. PlayStation users have been added to the waitlist randomly on sign-up, according to Sony, meaning US players might not get access to PlayStation Stars until Christmas — or not too far shy of Christmas, at any rate.

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PlayStation Stars gates access for some PS5 and PS4 users until December

The PlayStation website clarifies a little why some players are being added to a Christmas naughty list waiting on PlayStation Stars: "By evaluating feedback, continuing to improve the experience, iterating quickly, and continuously adding new members on a rolling basis, we will be able to ensure our members have an optimized experience with PlayStation Stars. If you were randomly put on the waitlist, you will be given access to PlayStation Stars within or about two months from signing up."

We had encountered no such trouble signing up in Japan to help piece together our first look at PlayStation Stars, but it seems Sony anticipates a larger response across the considerably more online whole of North and South America. By the sounds of it, though, it seems as though Sony will let players join gradually over time, rather than wait out a full two months and only leave the naughty list once Christmas rolls around.

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Between the waitlist and the gating of priority customer service behind the higher end of PlayStation Stars' level system, Sony's reward system is sure to lose a few supporters before it even gets properly going. What's worse is that a number of the current campaigns, which are used to earn points and collectables, are set to end within the next two months, meaning some members might miss out on a few early picks. Let us know if you've had any problems getting onto PlayStation Stars in the comments below.
Lee Brady
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth), one eye on the past (PS Plus Premium, recent Sony news), and his secret third eye on the junk he really likes (Sonic Superstars, Final Fantasy 16). Then he uses his big mouth to blurt out long-winded opinions about video games.
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