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Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart: Which offers the best warranties on video game consoles?

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When it comes to buying a new video game console, you might not think an extended warranty is necessary, especially if you plan to keep it in one permanent, low-risk spot. However, no matter how well you take care of your gaming space, things like power surges are out of your control, and you never know when an accident might occur.

It’s much better to err on the side of caution. Not only is the PlayStation 5 expensive, but you can’t even guarantee that you’ll be able to get a new one right away since they’re sold out so often, and the standard PlayStation 5 warranty doesn’t protect you against any type of accident or theft. The same is true for the Xbox warranty. If you suddenly get the red ring of death, you’ll be out of an Xbox unless you’ve invested in product protection.

When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you can get coverage for all your video games, electronics, accessories, and more under the same product protection plan. For just $9.99 a month, your favorite products can be covered in case of accidents, spills, breaks, wear and tear, and more, giving you the ultimate peace of mind.

So, let’s talk about the different warranties you can get from major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

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Finding the best warranty for your video game consoles

Whether you’re an avid gamer with a whole collection of consoles or you're getting ready to buy your first one, extended warranty protection is essential if you want to avoid costly repair costs and make sure you’ll never be without your favorite console.


If you already use Amazon Prime games, there’s a good chance you want to order your console from Amazon. SquareTrade offers protection plans on Amazon products through Allstate, and you can opt for accidental damage coverage to really make sure you're protected.

Plans range from $30 to over $300 depending on the value of your device and the amount and length of coverage.

Best Buy

If you’re thinking about purchasing a Best Buy PlayStation 5, you might be considering a Total Tech membership. With this membership, you can get up to two years of product protection on new consoles and even gain access to hard-to-find consoles during limited supply sales events.

The Best Buy protection under Total Tech provides coverage for accidental damage, and you can even get battery and controller replacements when you need them.


It might not be the first place you think of for gaming, but Walmart video games are always priced well, and so are consoles. A Walmart Playstation 5 is eligible for the Walmart protection plan through Allstate. These are available for up to three years and provide standard and accidental damage coverage, depending on which plan you sign up for.


At the end of the day, you know how hard it is to come by new consoles when they launch. The PS5 is especially difficult to find in stores, even though it’s been out for some time. Knowing that you can’t rely on a manufacturer’s warranty alone, it’s important to take the time to research your different extended warranty options.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited for access to the best product protection at the best price whenever you’re browsing online.

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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