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Modern Warfare 2 exclusive DLC deal explained

"That's a big reason you'd want to buy an Xbox 360 instead of another console," says Aaron Greenberg.

Last week Microsoft reconfirmed it had the exclusive on the first two Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 download packs due this spring. Major Nelson said, "This spring, the first Modern Warfare 2 content packs will be available exclusively first on Xbox Live." Now Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has explained why.

"I think about it like a sports team, when you sign a star athlete for your team... when you sign that free agent, I think it makes your team better. At the end of the day, we want to turn as many people as possible into Xbox 360 fans," he said at CES.

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"And then to say, on top of that, to take the biggest game of last year, and be the exclusive place you can get that downloadable content first, I think that's a big deal.

"That's a big reason you'd want to buy an Xbox 360 instead of another console. So we think from a business standpoint that's part of the reason more people are buying the Xbox 360, more people are on Xbox Live, it's part of the reason more people are buying Modern Warfare 2-more than two to one our box vs. the PS3."

If you own a PS3 and 360, which version of MW2 did you plump for and why? Bet it's got more to do with multiplayer than DLC?

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