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Sony offering back-dated extended warranties

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 May 2010 12:14 User comments (9)

Sony offering back-dated extended warranties Sony has announced the launch of an extended warranty program for PlayStation 3 and PSP owners dubbed the PlayStation Protection Program.
Using the service you can extend your factory warranty to up to three years, with the first additional year (for the PS3) costing $45. To save money, a two year extension is just $60. Both consoles start with a one-year manufacturers warranty.

For the PSP, the warranty extension is even cheaper, at $30 for the first year or $40 for two years. Additionally, since handheld consoles are very prone to drops and accidents, Sony is offering accidental damage waiver for an additional $10 on the warranty. In two years, if you happen to drop your PSP down a flight of stairs and then accidentally step on it, Sony will replace it.

Says Sony: "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."

You can call 1-866-716-7669 for more information on the program.

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9 user comments

14.5.2010 12:47

So Phony are basically saying that you don't need this but we're flogging it anyway... make up you minds!

rofl.

24.5.2010 13:43

lmao..

The PlayStation brand has long been synonymous with the highest quality

34.5.2010 14:51

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
lmao..

The PlayStation brand has long been synonymous with the highest quality
i lol'd as well at that but at least now the console has true warranty,better than xbox's anyway

44.5.2010 18:28

Will this "Protect" me from having features removed from my console?

54.5.2010 20:02

Well at least they admit the len units are failable.... *rolls eyes*

64.5.2010 22:49

I guess it beats paying $150 to have them fix it...then again, this warranty does not go back far enough to cover the really buggy units.

75.5.2010 1:49

This is great for people buying new ps3 system now or are still in
there one-year manufacturers warranty.

85.5.2010 10:29

Quote:
In two years, if you happen to drop your PSP down a flight of stairs and then accidentally step on it, Sony will replace it.
You dont like that scratch on your PSP's screen? or effects of wear and tear..just drop it down a flight of stairs and don't forget to step on it, Sony will replace it.

95.5.2010 11:10

Will be abused, considering that Continuous Play in the UK was removed thanks to ignorant people abusing the system.

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