Moving forward, there will be two separate scoring tallies for platinums. All platinumed games released in the current year, will earn the participant bonus points towards their monthly/yearly totals, just as they initially did. These points are still scored as originally outlined in the OP.
In addition to this, a new scoring table will be added to rank all participants by the total platinums earned since the initial founding of the league, with the stipulation that only games released since February of 2017 are eligible. When exactly you earn these platinums is irrelevant. As long as you maintain them, they will count towards your ranking. The scoring system for this table will be consistent with the scoring already employed by the GS and TA categories, and like the GS category, as long as you maintain at least one Platinum in an eligible game, you will always receive at least one point.
Since it's not unlikely there may be several ties in regards to how many participants have earned a certain amount of platinums, the following tie breakers will apply to the rankings:
1. A tie between two participants will always favor the one who has earned more platinums in games with a physical release.
2. If the first criteria does not resolve the tie, the participant who has the highest total GS across the platinumed games will be favored.
3. If the second criteria still doesn't resolve the tie, the participant with the highest total TA across the platinumed games will be favored.
To simplify, the new overall scoring will consist of the following:
GS Ranking + TA Ranking + Plat Ranking + New (current year) Plats