Sony announced earlier this week that the PlayStation Protection Plan – a warranty service for console owners who are too accident-prone will now be offered via the PlayStation Network. The PS Protection plan will offer extended coverage for manufacturer’s warranty for both PS2 and PS3 owners and is an optional service.
The service is available for those users who are within the first year of purchase of their console and extends the warranty period from 12 months to 24 months at a cost of $44.99. A two year extension plan is available for $59.99. These rates are however for those users who are not subscribed to PlayStation Plus. If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you can avail the two-year plan for $44.99. The plan will give users access to console hardware experts besides prepaid shipping boxes to ship defective consoles.