If you're reaching the end of your one-year PlayStation 3 warranty and you'd like to extend the coverage, Sony has quite the deal for you.
Sony has revealed that PS3 owners who are also PlayStation Plus subscribers can purchase a 2-year PS3 coverage plan for 25% off: $44.99 instead of the usual $59.99. And you know, the 1-year plan is usually $44.99, so you're basically getting an entire year of extra coverage for free. So yeah, it's a twofer for Plus members. Just so you're clear, to qualify, your PS3 must be within the manufacturer's standard 1-year warranty. For the record, the Protection Plan is available for both the PS3 and PSP, and features some cool benefits, like free shipping, no hidden fees, and utilization of OEM parts and service technicians. So if you've got a PS3 that isn't yet a year old and you're a Plus subscriber, you can hop onto the PSN and get yourself a couple more years of quality protection for the price of one. Better safe than sorry, right?
You wouldn't want to have to pay the $150 to get the thing fixed; nobody wants to do that. And it would suck to have this opportunity and then watch the PS3 die when playing LBP2, or something.