There’s some good news lurking for people who have been wanting to extend the warranty of your Sony gaming consoles. Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has just announced the PlayStation Protection Plan. If you’re guessing that this new plan has something to do with extending the warranty of your products, then you should pat yourself on the back and place a star sticker on your forehead.
The newly announced program allows US (yep, US) owners to purchase an extended service plan of one or two years that immediately begins after the original one-year warranty expires. PSP owners will also have the privilege of also adding an Accidental Damage Plan, which will add coverage for silly things like unexpected drops and whatnot (i.e. screen damage). The nifty thing about this deal is that the pricing – even after the manufacturer’s one-year warranty expiration – includes all shipping charges and repairs.
Pricing after the jump.
- 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)
Looking at the pricing, I can honestly say that I expected a pretty hefty pricing range, but am surprised that these plans are, in fact, this inexpensive. And additional $10 charge for a two-year extension isn’t bad. I’ve have my PS3 since launch, so I’m completely out of the question with regards with extending any sort of warranty on my console; but this is definitely something to consider for those of you future PS3 owners. And, for those of you wondering is the PS2 is getting the same treatment, there’s no word of that yet but I’m thinking that it isn’t going to happen so don’t expect it.