There are those who would argue that the PS3 Trophies reward system is not as competitive as Microsoft’s Xbox 360 achievements — we thought we would try to offer more insight into this so have found a great article from Lynda Mc Donald on Bright Hub. She explains in detail why the latter is more popular than the former.
Both systems rely on success and offering something for the player — they need to help promote a certain something to the player — it is this that keeps them interested. The sad fact is Mc Donald believes that PlayStation 3 Trophies does not offer this one key feature.
Being able to compare achievements is very important to the gamers — Xbox 360 allows this but the PS3 does not, as you need to exit the game to do so. Microsoft was very clever when developing achievements — allowing gamers to look at these in mid-game adds more competitiveness to those gamers.
Xbox 360 gamers have a much fairer system with achievements, as it is available for every game — the same cannot be said for the PlayStation 3 Trophies. Sony has to change it at some stage if they have any hope of competing with achievements — Sony came late to the party with this and they will now have to play catch-up.