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. Or visiting