Sony Adds PS3, PSP Extended-Service Plans

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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



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