LIMITED HARDWARE WARRANTY AND LIABILITY
Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (SIE) warrants to the original purchaser that each of the constituent products of this PS Vita system (“Product”) shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase (the "Warranty Period"). This warranty is valid only in the United States and Canada. IF THIS PRODUCT IS DETERMINED TO BE DEFECTIVE DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, YOUR SOLE REMEDY AND SIE’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO: (A) THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THIS PRODUCT WITH A FACTORY-RECERTIFIED PRODUCT, AT SIE’S OPTION, AT NO CHARGE TO YOU; AND (B) RETURN SHIPPING OF THE CONSOLE (NOT ANY PERIPHERAL, ACCESSORY OR CABLE) TO AN SIE-AUTHORIZED SERVICE FACILITY, VIA A SHIPPING BOX WITH A PREPAID SHIPPING LABEL PROVIDED BY SIE, AND SHIPPING OF THE REPAIRED CONSOLE OR A FACTORY-RECERTIFIED REPLACEMENT CONSOLE TO YOU, AT NO CHARGE TO YOU. For the purpose of this Limited Warranty, "factory recertified" means a product that has been returned to its original specifications. You must visit PlayStation Service Request Support or call 1-800-345-7669 to receive a return authorization and shipping instructions.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY: (A) TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY USE OF THIS PRODUCT WITH PRODUCTS THAT ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THIS PRODUCT; (B) TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY USE OF THIS PRODUCT WITH ANY PERIPHERAL(S) THAT SIE DOES NOT LICENSE OR SELL, INCLUDING NON-LICENSED GAME ENHANCEMENT DEVICES, CONTROLLERS, ADAPTORS AND POWER SUPPLY DEVICES; (C) IF THIS PRODUCT IS USED FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE, INCLUDING RENTAL OR ARCADE PURPOSES; (D) IF THIS PRODUCT IS MODIFIED TO ALTER CAPABILITY OR FUNCTIONALITY WITHOUT SIE’S WRITTEN PERMISSION; (E) TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY ACTS OF GOD, MISUSE, ABUSE, NEGLIGENCE, ACCIDENT, UNREASONABLE USE, OR BY CAUSES UNRELATED TO DEFECTIVE MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP; (F) IF THIS PRODUCT HAS HAD THE SERIAL NUMBER ALTERED, DEFACED OR REMOVED; OR (G) TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY (1) SERVICE (INCLUDING UPGRADES AND EXPANSIONS) PERFORMED BY ANYONE WHO IS NOT A REPRESENTATIVE OF SIE OR AN SIE-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDER, OR (2) OPENING THE PRODUCT OR ANY ACTION TAKEN WITHIN IT BY ANYONE WHO IS NOT A REPRESENTATIVE OF SIE OR AN SIE-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDER. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER PRODUCTS SOLD AND CLEARLY MARKED "AS IS" OR WITH ALL FAULTS.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER CONSUMABLES (SUCH AS BATTERIES). PROOF OF PURCHASE IN THE FORM OF A BILL OF SALE OR RECEIPTED INVOICE WHICH IS EVIDENCE THAT THE UNIT IS WITHIN THE WARRANTY PERIOD MUST BE PRESENTED TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE. REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL SIE BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES OR PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS AND SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONS OF CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province.
The warranty offered by Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC on your PS Vita system is the same whether or not you register your product.