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Aaron Greenberg explains the MW2 DLC timed exclusivity

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Last week we were greeted with the announcement that the first MW2 DLC will be arriving as a timed exclusive on the Xbox 360 which was received well in the 360 camp but not unexpectedly the PS3 side were less than enthusiastic.

Aaron Greenberg has been speaking to Arstechnic about the exclusivity and the accusations from certain quarters about Microsoft buying their way into this videogame race.

In a nutshell he claims that buying the better games is just like buying the top players for your sports team and if you look at it that way you can’t really argue with him. Except that games aren’t people and they can be on multiple consoles at the same time.

Personally I don’t find it to be such a bad thing and it helps keep the industry afloat and exciting. If you really want to be one of the first to experience the new DLC then go buy a 360, else wait a couple of weeks and enjoy it on your PS3.

What I do find interesting though is that I didn’t even know this was the case until last week at CES and you would have thought that Microsoft would have been shouting this from the treetops in the run up to MW2’s launch?

Apparently the exclusivity was announced at E3 last year but I really don’t remember anything about that. Aaron states that the Xbox 360’s 2-1 lead over the PS3 in MW2 sales could come down to this deal but I don’t believe that seeing as it wasn’t really announced very well. I would imagine the lead would have been greater if it was publicised more in October and November.

Source: Arstechnic

Last Updated: January 11, 2010

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