By Michael Jordan
While those itching to buy new systems now a days can’t be to careful, with systems crashing and consoles melting themselves, but to what lengths is this worth it, and should the manufacture be held accountable for there product with out you having to pay for it? Sony doesn’t seem to think so, with their PlayStation® Protection Plan.
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 after the original one-year manufacturer’s limited warranty expires. PSP owners can also choose the Accidental Damage Plan, which adds coverage for cracked-screen damage in the event of an unexpected drop.
I love Sony, and the Playstation 3(not so much the PSP, as I have traded that in for more DS games.) but I really feel like this should be given with out a charge.
With the PlayStation Protection Plan, consumers can extend the same coverage from the original manufacturer’s one-year warranty for one or two additional years. The pricing includes all shipping charges and repairs, which are performed by PlayStation-trained service technicians using official parts at SCEA-authorized repair facilities. The PlayStation Protection Plan is available beginning in May 2010 and will be priced competitively.
• 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)
I would think a 2 year would be standered as this is a LIMITED coverage plan as it is, but if you want a good laugh, take a look at their after quote on the matter at hand.
The PlayStation® brand has long been synonymous with the highest quality in engineering and design, and it’s because of the reliability of the PS3 and PSP systems that we can offer the PlayStation Protection Plan,
Riddle me this Sony, if the “..brand has long been synonymous with the highest quality in engineering and design,” why would you need to charge for an extended warranty for a limited plan. Way to show confidence in your product.