New Plus Incentive Connected To PS Protection Plan
It's another incentive to be a member of PlayStation Plus, as Sony has decided to connect it to their earlier announced PlayStation Protection Plan.
You can read up on the full details over at Sony's Protection Plan website but here's the gist: if you're a Plus member, you can sign up for an extended two-year PS3 warranty for the standard price of a one-year ($45). If you aren't part of Plus, you have to pay $60, and you also can't use the PSN to sign up for that coverage. Non-Plus members still have to call the toll-free number during business hours to get the extended warranty; those special Plus subscribers need only log into the Network at any time of the day, pay their discounted fee, and that's it. Just remember, only consoles that are within the first one-year limited warranty period are eligible for the extension plans; both plans kick in after that original one-year period expires. All warranties basically cover the same things, including shipping and repair charges. There are plenty of perks to being a Plus member already; this is just another one and considering the annoyance caused by a dead system (really, is there anything quite so frustrating?), you might want to consider the PlayStation Protection Plan.
What, you don't like $15 discounts? You don't like other discounts, free games, and early access to demos and stuff? Come on. Sure you do.
8/25/2010 10:39:00 AM Ben Dutka