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In a world of decreased exclusives, it's cool to see that the console makers are still trying to grab what they can. Sony and EA have announced that all "full-blown" expansion packs for Battlefield 3 will first appear on the PS3 for a week before they hit Xbox Live.

Over at the Official PlayStation Blog, Tommy Rydling, junior product manager at Battlefield 3 developer DICE, says that starting with the first post-release DLC pack called Back to Karkand (out sometime this year) all "full-blown" expansion packs to the game will have a week of exclusivity on PSN.

Interestingly, this move is the mirror opposite of what the Call of Duty series has done recently with the Black Ops DLC, where it has been available first on XBLA and then PSN (albeit for a full month before).
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EA’s offering a very temping incentive to pre-order Battlefield 3 from Origin for those who haven’t yet. If you decide to go with the EA service, you’ll get in return, as well as DLC and early access to the beta, a free download of Dead Space 2. But there’s a snag: there are only limited copies of DS2 left. This seems to be a US offer, by the looks of it. as there’s no similar deal on the UK storefront
 

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EA CFO Eric Brown, speaking at the Citi 2011 Tech Conference today, mentioned the impressive number for DICE's upcoming military juggernaut. According to Brown, BF 3's prospects are even better than its predecessor, Bad Company 2. "To date we have about 1.25 million preorders on Battlefield 3, so it's still well ahead of its predecessor title, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, in regards to preorders in the same number of weeks till launch. So it's doing very well," Brown said.


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