Even if it is covered under country warranty, you can still be forced to pay for the repair if Sony deemed it was your fault. I have had that happen to me (In Canada), where my cell phone plastic screen guard (built in, not a touch screen) started lifting off. Blackberry said I had pried it open and charged me 125$ to repair it. I didn't have an extended warranty (but was still under 1 yr), and if I tried to fight it I would be sent my phone back with it not repaired.
Sometimes spending the extra money (In this case 60$) to have full coverage for the next three years.. regardless of what I do to it (drop it, spill water on it, throw it at someone) and have it fully repaired and working without having to pay.. I'm all for it. Even if I don't break it, and it doesn't fail.. I still feel better knowing I had that protection in the event something did happen.
If they deem it's your fault it doesn't matter what warranty you have and if you bought it 30 minutes ago, it's still your fault and not covered.
Reclamation laws vary a bit across Europe though. In England it's 6 years but up to the consumer to prove it's a manufacturing(not wear and tear) fault. In Norway the reclamation time is 5 years and it's up to the manufacturer to prove it's not a covered fault. Basically all reclamation a here, at least on electronics, are covered as if it was warranty, simpler. So the actual rules differ in the details, but overall they're the same.
He's in the us anyway, consumers have no rights besides besides what they buy extra over there
As for the OP I think your only solution is calling. Most likely your warranty only covers one console. Their system just can handle people owning more than one because they screwed up and registered it on PSN account not box serial, which is a bad idea over all...