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Best Buy charging for PS3 firmware upgrade

A New York branch on Best Buy is charging customers $30 for upgrading the firmware on their PS3 console, according to a report on DualShockers.

Users of the console will know that all they have to do to upgrade the firmware themselves is plug the console into the internet, turn it on and press X about three times.

However, Best Buy has slapped an additional $30 on top of the $299 RRP, justifying the hike on the inclusion of the latest firmware.

Furthermore, Best Buy provides customers with a highly dubious list of benefits to the procedure including its ability to play all Blu-ray movies and PS3 games”, eliminate bugs and glitches”, make the system run smoother” and offer improved system settings”.

The retailer is also offering to upgrade existing machines for $30.

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