Sony selling extended warrantees

Launches new 'Playtation Protection Plan' in US

Sony has launched a new PlayStation Protection Plan service, allowing PSP and PS3 owners to pay for extended warrantee coverage for their consoles.

Extensions of either one or two years are offered for both consoles, and for the PSP Sony's offering an additional accidental damage plan that covers clumsy people who drop their handhelds.

The big 'BUT' here is that it's only available to PSP-3000s (the second slim model) and PSPgo units, and only to those who's console (PS3 or PSP) is still covered under the standard one-year warrantee. In other words, screw you, early adopting loyal Sony fan.

Here's how the cost breaks down:

- PS3 - 1-year extension ($49.99) 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)

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

Head over to the official site (link below) for more info.