Best Buy Will Put Latest Firmware On New PS3 For $30
Sometimes, we all need to sit back and have a chuckle. If you're in need of a bit of comic relief, we're here to help you out this lovely evening.
Best Buy's Geek Squad has a great offer for prospective PlayStation 3 owners. As you can gather by the pic posted here, and as found by DualShockers, they will perform an invaluable service if you wish to toss 'em a few extra bucks. As most of you know, a PS3 slim typically costs $299 but at Best Buy, it might cost you $329...just don't expect a free game or accessory in the package. No, the geniuses in the Geek Squad did something else for your thirty bucks- they opened up the box, hooked up the system, and downloaded the most recent firmware update for you. ...okay, now before you start laughing, we think we know why this new deal exists. See, the PS3 won't be able to support 3D Blu-Ray movies unless it has the new firmware update, so...unless, wait...don't PS3s ship with the latest firmware installed? Or don't they? I'm not really sure... But either way, it's $30 for something most everyone can do at home, and it's just plain amusing.
However, if anybody wants to come up with a more logical reason as to why this deal exists, feel free to let us know. It can't just be another big retail chain looking to milk the public for a few extra bucks, can it? ...impossible.
10/5/2010 8:44:09 PM Ben Dutka