- Today Sony's Hardware Marketing Director John Koller
has announced news of a new PlayStation Protection Plan for those seeking added peace of mind with their PS3 and PSP product purchases.
To quote: Many of you can attest to the fact that the PlayStation brand has long been synonymous with the highest quality in engineering and design.
For those of you looking for a little extra peace of mind, we're now offering an extended service plan for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PSP (PlayStation Portable) systems that is backed by SCEA and leverages our technical expertise. Under the new program, PS3 and PSP owners in the United States can purchase an extended service plan of one or two years that begins after the original one-year manufacturer's limited warranty expires.
With the PlayStation Protection Plan, you can extend the same coverage from the original manufacturer's one-year warranty for one or two additional years. The pricing includes all shipping charges and repairs, which are performed by PlayStation-trained service technicians at SCEA-authorized repair facilities.
The PlayStation Protection Plan is available beginning in May 2010. PSP owners can also choose the Accidental Damage Plan, which provides coverage for cracked-screen damage in the event of an unexpected drop. See pricing below:
• PS3 - 1-year extension ($44.99) or 2-year extension ($59.99)
• PSP - 1-year extension ($29.99) or 2-year extension ($39.99)
• PSP Accidental Damage - 1-year ($39.99) or 2-year ($49.99)
So, why are we offering this now, you ask? Well, we've heard your requests for an extended service plan that's backed directly by SCEA.
From the get go, we've been extremely committed to offering the best entertainment experiences possible. While both the PS3 and PSP systems are designed with future-proof technology and built for long lifecycles, we're excited to be offering this service to those of you looking for a little something extra.
PS3 and PSP owners take note - the PlayStation Protection Plan is available to PS3 or PSP owners (both the PSP-3000 and PSPgo systems) who are still within their one-year limited manufacturer's warranty.
The PSP Accidental Damage Plan must be purchased within the first 30 days of owning a PSP system, and the plan is effective beginning on the purchase date. You can purchase the PlayStation Protection Plan by calling 1-866-716-7669. Additional details and are available at http://us.playstation.com/support/protection-plan/index.htm. Web site will be accessible later today.