It was announced at E3 this year that the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 would be bundled with a free, platform exclusive copy of Battlefield 1943, but that's no longer the case, as US buyers found out yesterday at launch.
Quizzed on the subject, EA said Battlefield 3 PS3 owners would be getting timed-exclusive DLC for the game.
"In lieu of 1943 being available on disk for PS3 customers, EA has made all BF3 expansions available early to PS3 customers," the company said on Twitter.
We already knew that though, so the whole thing seems a bit cheeky on the publisher's part, and not well communicated to fans at all.
Did the promise of a free of Battlefield 1943 - or early access to DLC - influence your decision about which console platform to buy Battlefield 3 for?