Sony Offers Up Extended Protection Plans
It appears that Sony has started to offer up protection plans for the PS3, PSP and PSP Go. These plans extend the manufacturer warranties one or two years, and there is also a plan for user-fault accidental damage of a PSP system as well.
You can extend these warranties as long as you’re still under the original 1-year warranty. As far as the damage deal goes, you must purchase that within 30 days of purchase of the PSP. Here are pricing details:
- PS3 â€“ 1-year extension ($44.99) or 2-year extension ($59.99)
- PSP â€“ 1-year extension ($29.99) or 2-year extension ($39.99)
- PSP Accidental Damage â€“ 1-year ($39.99) or 2-year ($49.99)
The prices look like they are a pretty penny, but are actually pretty normal for Extended Service Plans. Using these are kind of a gamble, though, as you might purchase it, but never have to use it, or you could skip on getting the service plan and then when something does happen, you’re screwed.
If you’re interested in taking Sony up on this offer, you can call 1-866-716-7669, or, when it’s available, check the website (it will be up later today). Currently, only SCEA offers these plans.