According to an e-mail received by N4G-GaMr from PlayStation Asia, upgraded PSN services and a 90-day warranty extension may be coming to some regions on August 18, 2009 as follows:
"Dear PlayStationŽNetwork Member,
Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited shall launch a new upgraded PlayStationŽNetwork Membership service on 18th August, 2009.Now you can enjoy more value-added services such as online gaming, PlayStationŽHome and exclusive membership offers.
Login the PlayStationŽNetwork's "My Page", you can quickly and easily check your trophy lists and friend list with your PC. What's More! You can also get 90-day free warranty extension* by registering your purchased products* in your PlayStationŽNetwork account. Don't miss it.
Sign in the below page with your PlayStationŽNetwork account and register your PlayStationŽ consoles.
(this link will be effective from 18th August, 2009)
For any enquiry, please call the Customer Service Center
Service hour:Mon - Sun: 9am - 8 pm
Hong Kong : 852-2341-2356
Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited
* Only available on in-warranty official PLAYSTATIONŽ3, PSPŽ(PlayStationŽPortable) and PlayStationŽ2 consoles."
Shortly after it was posted, Sony's European Community Team Leader MusterBuster stated the following, to quote:
"Just had a chat with our honcho about this. A value added PSN account is not coming. Such a thing would need to be done on a global scale and we've heard bob-all about it."
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