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Sony Adds PS3, PSP Extended-Service Plans

Foster City,
Calif. – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) said Monday that it adding
a new PlayStation Protection Plan extended-service offer for the PlayStation3
(PS3) and PSP (PlayStation Portable) systems.

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 at the end of the original one-year
manufacturer’s limited warranty.

PSP owners can
also choose the accidental damage plan, which adds coverage for cracked-screen
damage in the event of an unexpected drop, Sony said.

The pricing
includes all shipping charges and repairs, which are performed by
PlayStation-trained service technicians using official parts at SCEA-authorized
repair facilities, Sony said.

The PlayStation
Protection Plan is available beginning this month at the following prices:

PS3 – one-year
extension ($49.99) or two-year extension ($59.99)

PSP – one-year
extension ($29.99) or two-year extension ($39.99)

PSP with
accidental damage – one-year extension ($39.99) or two-year extension ($49.99)

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,
as well as new purchasers.

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.

Starting this
month, consumers can purchase the PlayStation Protection Plan by calling (866) 716-7669.
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