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Sony offers official protection plans for PS3, PSP

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If you're tired of being annoyed by GameStop and Best Buy employees about picking up "protection plans" for your new consoles, Sony has the answer: It's starting to offer its own.

Plans were announced today that would extend coverage for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable beyond the standard one-year manufacturer's warranty. Sony is even offering an "accidental damage" plan for their portable, which will cover things like a cracked screen, in case you drop it or that fat guy on the plane next to you sits on it.

Pricing:

  • 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 with Accidental Damage – 1-year extension ($39.99) or 2-year extension ($49.99)

The standard warranty plans are available to PS3 and PSP (and PSPgo) owners who are still in their one-year warranty limit. The "Accidental Damage" plan is available for 30 days following the purchase date. You can call Sony (1-866-716-7669) to purchase the plan.

For better or for worse, I've never purchased an extended warranty on any of my consoles. Usually works out for me. I had some issues with my day-one PlayStation 2 where it wouldn't read blue discs, and of course I lost hours blowing into NES cartridges to get them to work. But that's about it; even the four or five Xbox 360s that got hit with a "Red Ring" were quickly replaced by Microsoft… even out of warranty.

What do you guys think? Will you pick up an official protection plan with your next Sony console?

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