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PlayStation Protection Plan Revealed For PS3 And PSP

You know about retailer warranties offered when purchasing new video game consoles, and there's always the manufacturer's warranty.

But Sony is doing you one better. Today, SCEA has announced the PlayStation Protection Plan, an extended service offer that is available for the PlayStation 3 and PSP. The Plan will be implemented in the US and new owners can choose between 1 or 2-year coverages that start after the original 1-year manufacturer's warranty has expired. If you just bought the PSP, you'll also have the option of the Accidental Damage Plan, which covers you in case of a cracked screen. The prices involved in the Protection Plan for either the PS3 or the PSP encompass all shipping charges and repairs, "which are performed by PlayStation-trained service technicians using official parts at SCEA-authorized repair facilities." The pricing info is as follows:

  • PS3 – 1-year extension ($49.99) or 2-year extension ($59.99)
  • PSP – 1-year extension ($29.99) or 2-year extension ($39.99)
  • PSP with Accidental Damage – 1-year extension ($39.99) or 2-year extension ($49.99)

Said SCEA vice president of operations, Glenn Nash:

"The PlayStation® brand has long been synonymous with the highest quality in engineering and design, and it's because of the reliability of the PS3 and PSP systems that we can offer the PlayStation Protection Plan. We have heard from consumers that they're interested in an extended service plan that's backed directly by SCEA and leverages our technical expertise. While both the PS3 and PSP systems are designed with future-proof technology and built for long lifecycles, we're looking forward to offering this service to consumers looking for added peace of mind."

Furthermore, if you purchased your PS3 or PSP within the past year, you can sign up for the Protection Plan if you so desire. As for the Accidental Damage Plan for the Portable, that must be obtained within 30 days of buying the system. Starting this month, you can get your coverage by calling 1-866-716-7669 and for the full Terms and Conditions, visit the official page. It all starts this month.

5/3/2010 12:19:40 PM Ben Dutka

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