There are, however, some games that are more generous with their trophies than others and we've gathered together some examples of these to get you started on your point collecting journey.
However, now that PlayStation has announced that its Rewards program in the USA will take trophies into account, earning you PSN store credit for devoted play, the average player has a nice incentive to begin trophy hunting.
Earning 10 platinum trophies - typically obtained by earning every other trophy in a single game - will reward you with 1,000 points. Earning 100 silver trophies in games will earn you 100 points, equivalent to $1, while 25 gold trophies are worth 250 points. As for the silver and gold trophies, that amount of points is closer to getting you a few songs, if that.
If you're still interested in the program, and you probably should be since it's free, just head here to get signed up. Unfortunately, each Pass can only be earned once.
There are some downsides and stipulations to keep in mind: first of all, the offer is only available in the United States. Once you've reached 1000 points, you can exchange them for $10 of PSN credit.
All of the tasks to earn rewards are shown on the Sony Rewards website. For many, achievements have become an addiction of sorts and forces those who want the 1000 gamerscore to do things they wouldn't normally do.
Outside of perhaps a cool helmet for an avatar or a new background theme for your menus, console gaming trophies (achievements if you speak Xbox) have been more about personal satisfaction than anything else, but that's changing for PlayStation users.
With all that said, there's no timetable as to when Xbox would begin to implement a feature like this or even if they will.