toggle

AAPL Stock: 107.72 ( -5.04 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

PS3, PSP get extended warranty plans, hurt GameStop

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Mon May 3, 2010

Sony lets PS3 and PSP owners get 3-year service

Sony today gave PS3 and PSP owners the option of an official extended warranty for their consoles. The Protection Plans give the consoles either one or two years of coverage beyond the built-in single year of coverage. PSP owners can also choose an accidental damage plan that covers shattered screens and other ill effects.

Pricing depends on the system and the amount of coverage. PSP owners get the least expensive deal and can pay either $30 for one year or $40 for two years. The accidental coverage adds $10 to each of those terms. PS3 owners have to pay $50 or $60 for one or two years of coverage. For regular coverage, either owner can add the extension as long as they're within their initial year of warranty coverage. Accident coverage has to be applied within the first 30 days.

All of the plans potentially shake up retail game hardware sales. Stores such as GameStop have often produced their own, unofficial warranties that get users replacement systems even without Sony. The measures have usually been treated as ways of padding the frequently tight profit margins associated with retail but don't come with any official guarantees of help or a mail-in option for an actual out-of-warranty repair.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

toggle

Most Commented