Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Best Buy charges $30 for PS3 firmware update, laughs all the way to the bank

Sean Hollister
10.04.10
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

In case you hadn't noticed by now, Best Buy's Geek Squad isn't always the most scrupulous sort, but their latest attempt to upsell consumers is truly off the charts. We've confirmed for ourselves that the Staten Island, NY store is offering 120GB PS3 Slims for $329.98, explaining away the surcharge as their fee for a firmware upgrade. In case you've never booted up a PS3 yourself, let us explain the sheer ridiculousness at work here: a system update requires about three button presses, and some discs prompt you automatically. Hell, if you want to play online or access the PlayStation Store, you don't even have a choice -- ever since Other OS got Sony's goat, firmware updates have been mandatory across the board. Still, it's hard to say no when Best Buy employees are this polite -- when we explained to a rep that we already had a PS3, he graciously offered us an update anyhow... for just $29.98.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

View
The 'Breaking Bad' movie comes to Netflix on October 11th

The 'Breaking Bad' movie comes to Netflix on October 11th

View
For Disney, it's all about 'quality over quantity' with Disney+

For Disney, it's all about 'quality over quantity' with Disney+

View
Papercraft-inspired math turns any sheet into any shape

Papercraft-inspired math turns any sheet into any shape

View
DICE cancels 'Battlefield V' close combat mode to help its focus

DICE cancels 'Battlefield V' close combat mode to help its focus

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr