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Skyrim Dawnguard DLC leads to PS3 switching claims

We understand how good the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC is after spending hours playing it on the Xbox 360, and previously investing over 500 hours on the PS3 playing Skyrim, but the idea that any user would trade-in their PS3 thanks to no Skyrim Dawnguard, or Dragonborn, just sounds like madness. The problem is this claim is being made by a growing number of gamers after months of no Skyrim PS3 DLC, which would’ve certainly been expected by these people when they first purchased the game.

It is fair to say that the upset caused would result in comments like this in the heat of the moment, but we’ve also heard from a few people that actually traded in their PS3 and went and purchased an Xbox 360, which had been just for the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC, and of course any future content like Dragonborn. It seems crazy and you can count of most switching console claims to be rubbish, but it does seem a little sad that this kind of thing is even being considered.

The majority of PS3 users want Skyrim Dawnguard still at the right price — we posted an article just over a week ago that had well over 200 comments, and this revealed that the majority of PS3 gamers would still like some sort of Skyrim DLC, and are keeping a copy of the game in-case it ever arrives. We’ve seen previous confirmation that some sort of new content is on the way, but thanks to the lack of clarity with the way Bethesda communicate little is known what this might be.

What do you think about the people claiming to be switching consoles for Skyrim DLC? You got to understand why they feel this way, but to sell a PS3 just for some DLC seems complete madness, even if it is such a good game like Skyrim. We’d also like to point out that claims of the PS3 RAM being the problem are rubbish, which is certainly not the reason why no Skyrim DLC has arrived on PS3. You have to consider other games have been just fine and Bethesda’s history with bringing content to the PS3 hasn’t been the best, especially when compared to what looks like PC/Xbox 360 favoritism in the past. You can also read about the empathy asked for in a recent tweet with Pete Hines here, which strangely revealed Hines has to check to see if Skyrim DLC is coming to the PS3, or what looked like his hands being tied when it comes to information sharing.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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Monstermash32
Monstermash32

I’m a ps3 gamer and I would do anything for dawngaurd because I have 10 ppl 4 vampires 6 of them are a wear wolf and I can’t upgrade them so wtf can I do? 🙁

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

I prefer Skyrim & Reckoning on the PS3, but I need an XBOX because of Fable II & III. I’m seriously thinking about buying a used Skyrim on the XBOX due to this DLC issue….. But, it would be temporary and I would eventually rather it on PS3 anyway (not because of game saves – I love creating new characters). No sense in buying it twice! It comes down to overall gaming quality for me. Besides, the HD stopped working on my XBOX anyway.

Just a Guy With a PS3
Just a Guy With a PS3

Sidenote: Why is my battlelog picture on here… lol

Just a Guy With a PS3
Just a Guy With a PS3

This is unexceptable. Plain and simple. DLC should be released on the contingency that ALL platforms will recieve them in a timely manner. How would your kids feel if you fed two of them and told the third you couldn’t share any information about her dinner; but you were “close” to something. This is how I feel about my Skyrim experience. I’m hungry for new content and haven’t gotten serving one… Meanwhile my gluttonous sibling are close to getting their third helping. Way to show favoritism “dad”.

pissed off fan
pissed off fan

just orderd my xbox halo 4 edition and skyrim… screw ps3 leting comanys screw us.. its not just beth they let do it!!!!! gt5 is about as glitchy as any game can come.. so for us people who have backed ps let them know we had it..iv bought every system they offer even hand helds, stops now microsoft will get the thousands of dollars i spend on gaming every year.. but yess it is worth geting a xbox for your gaming platform so u have to pay to play, but u wont have the dame online gliches in every psn… Read more »

Truth
Truth

Come on guys, switching consoles just for skyrim? Skyrim is already a large game if you get bored switch to nother games like fallout. It will come some day so you don’t have to be nerdy and kill your self just for Skyrim, IF BETHESDA CAN’T MAKE IT WORK ON PS3 IT’S NOT THERE PROBLEM AT LEAST THEY TRIED SO LET’S JUST HOPE FOR BEST! This attitude is not gonna lead us anywhere.

Shaun Spragans

I feel it’s pointless spending a bunch of money 4 1 game

Xbox no lol
Xbox no lol

Free online play: PS3
Better game graphics: PS3
Blu-ray capabilities: PS3
Better online community: PS3

Easier online purchases: PS3
Skyrim DLC: Xbox360

Somehow, the scales just don’t seem to tip to Xbox’s side for me.

HeavyP81
HeavyP81

Owned a ps3 for years after remembering waiting for fallout goty to get dlc decided to switch. Bought a console for Bethesda games in the first place so it made sense to me… I must confess.

Dustin Bowman

All of the ps3 owners should have got a clue… I preordered it for ps3 and played it days on end with a friend playing his 360 version on a separate tv in the same room. We racked up hundreds of hours in gameplay and in the course revealed that his 360 version just had typical Bethesda glitches whereas my ps3 version had bug after bug after game breaking glitch….it was the disgust I had with skyrim on the ps3 and xboxs more exclusive titles that made me switch consoles altogether,, oh yeah compare the Kinect with the move too.… Read more »

Bom Kitinan

Im not going to switch my PS3 to Shitbox no way in hell , They can keep the shitbox and the shitrim

Fallenlords
Fallenlords

I don’t think getting an Xbox just for Skyrim DLC is madness at all. Skyrim is an epic game and if I was a PS3 owner I would seriously consider it. Plus the current batch of consoles are at the end of their life-cycle, prices are low and you can get access to those exclusive titles you have missed out on because of the petty war between the consoles. On the flip side I am thinking about getting a PS3 just for ‘The Last of Us’ because that is looking to be another epic game. If Microsoft had any sense… Read more »

Fairplayer
Fairplayer

The most sensible thing to do would be to purchase the PC version of Skyrim instead of buying a new console. Besides of the fact that you have to be crazy to buy a console for just one game, Skyrim also runs more smoothly on the PC.

Just Saying
Just Saying

As a pc gamer and a lover of all things sony (they gave us so much that microsoft cant live without) dont trade in your ps3 dont give a single penny more to bethesda and thats what you be doing. I myself wont buy another bethesda game again unless its second hand so i cut them out of my money

The_Airsofter
The_Airsofter

*Jealous sigh* I wish I had more money than sense…

Givingtwo Cents

Dang!! Just saw the new GTA 5 trailer! WOW!! They are not going to port it to the PC and the Xbox can’t handle it at all. Good bye Bethesda and it might be forever.

Berenskin
Berenskin

Right well.. In may last post I briefly cleared up the reason HOW this DLC problem originally took place. But the more controversial question is WHY. Try this; You are the Chief game designer or Marketing Director of Skyrim. You have fantastic and professional graphics & design, storyline, music score, logistics, etc etc and mere weeks before the scheduled release, the lead programmer comes and tells you, ‘Ummm, we still have a huge list of bugs we haven’t ironed out for every platform’ -Right there you realize that this will cost dearly in reputation and $ and how do you… Read more »

Ps3/xbox Fan
Ps3/xbox Fan

I have a ps3 and xbox360 ….but sadly i have skyrim for ps3

Sir1
Sir1

This is pathetic. I give up.

BS
BS

Im done waiting. We gota face it. There is not going to be any content coming out. Its been how long since dlc came out on xbox and pc. If its not out by now its not coming. They just dont care about us ps3 owners.

DON-EAZY-E
DON-EAZY-E

I have to say this news is pointless and people knows this already.Second i don’t really care anymore i moved on playin mafia 2 and once GTA 5 comes out I wouldn’t really think about skyrim no more skyrim who? LOL. Bethesda really messed up bad and should not get away with it.They should have took the time to make a original version for ps3. Thirdly people shouldn’t be blaming the ps3 or sony it was bethesda anyone blaming ps3 or sony is just a Xbox or pc fanboy being a smart azz.

dapackman
dapackman

To everyone complaining:
Bethesda has announced a breakthrough in the programming errors they’ve been getting and they said that there WILL be DLC for the PS3 soon. However, they have not said WHAT it will be and WHEN we will get it. Save the $200 and wait for some DLC. Who knows, maybe the price will be reduced for us?

This is BS
This is BS

Maybe… Just maybe … There’s a secret deal between Microsoft and Bethesda to extend the exclusivity of the dlc and the whole “we are having problems” issue is just a way to stall us from getting our hands on it while the exclusivity runs out( which I believe is about six months typically). It’s a conspiracy I tell ya.

danny-john
danny-john

Yeah…i traded in my skyrim ps3 for xbox…no more bethesfa ps3 for me

Jeraz...amataz

People swapping consoles are idiots. First off, you’re unnecessarily punishing Sony, who do not deserve this kind of crap, they work hard and produce quality products that stand out in the market. Secondly, you switch consoles and you’re buying another copy of Skyrim, plus all the DLCs, I’ll assume you sold your PS3 copy of Skyrim for less than you bought it…With the current issues I wouldn’t be surprised if you settled for half the original price. What does that mean? It means you’re paying Bethesda basically for 2 copies of Skyrim, and the DLCs DESPITE all the issues and… Read more »

will
will

trading your ps3 for an xbox360 that hurts the playstation company and that could be a law suit about to happen but that is if enough people do that i sure ant going to i like the games on ps3 and the free online

ITS BEEN 5 FREAKING MONTHS
ITS BEEN 5 FREAKING MONTHS

STOP KEEPING US IN THE DARK! IS IT EVEN COMING! IF SO, WHEN?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alex
Alex

I appreciate that Bethesda is not releasing the DLC until they believe it is solid enough for all players to enjoy without crapping out. I just wish they would keep us more informed on what they were doing to fix it instead of just saying, yea we’re sad about it but we are doing everything we can. It seems that’s all they have been saying these last few months giving us no idea on whats happening, besides that it’s not here. To me Skyrim alone is an amazing game as is, which I believe makes DLC not a vital part… Read more »

Krh
Krh

For heaven’s sake, stop posting these useless non-articles.

Red
Red

I’m honestly surprised I care anymore.

Jacob Bielema
Jacob Bielema

I will never sell out, screw it! There are amazing exclusives and other games like Borderlands, even Gearbox can get dlcs like The Secret armory and Captain Scarlet to work! What the hell, Bethesda? Really try to commit your time, and tell us how progress is really going! Don’t be a Microsoft sell-out!

ps3 user
ps3 user

I think selling your ps3 is not the right way to go, i’m simply going to get skyrim for the pc. it will run better and there’s dlc and mods. and of then i will still play my ps3, without having to use a xbox.

K.
K.

I want the DLC’s since they both (Dawnguard and Dragonborn) look awesome. I just hope that they will release them at some point before GTA 5 comes out because I’ll be forgetting about Skyrim for awhile to go blow things up with a jet…

old italy
old italy

what pathetic loser would trade in a ps3 for an x-box 360, are people that desperate for dlc that you would pay for something as pointless as playing online, grow up and move on with your life

DragonSlayer
DragonSlayer

i want to burn u guys down so bad, u need to give me my dam ps3 DLC bethesda.

Killa
Killa

I’ve since left my PS3 sitting collecting dust, Skyrim on PC is far superior. Loading times at most 10 seconds, rarely no lag, and the graphics are by far 1000x’s better, (especially at 2560x 1440) I waited and waited…. and waited……… they offered no solution and no timeline. At this point I never bother playing it on PS3 again.

Givingtwo Cents

Lets see here. Owning the Xbox with online for 2 years = $192. How much is the Xbox? cheap? That’s why Xboxers still live in the ghetto.

Owning a Playstation? = Priceless.

IROC-Z
IROC-Z

I did not sell my ps3 but i did buy a 360, the ps3 has disappointed me and no dlc was the last straw, id rather pay for my LIVE services and get everything when im suppose to, not months later like any dlc for any game does

damon
damon

I switched from the 360 to the ps 3 do to sub par longevity in the 360 flaws in hardware
issues trump software issues at all times if Bethesda dos not get it together its there fault not Sony’s ill dump them before the play station and i have dealt with them since Morowind .

Layla
Layla

I wasn’t going to sell my Playstation, I was just going to buy an XBOX

Givingtwo Cents

HO HO HO Merry Christmas to all the PS3 players. Bethesda has a gift for you fanboys. It’s called an Xbox. Ho ho ho. Wait for it, it will come down the chimney. It will be under the tree by the fireplace. Those without a chimney, a tree, and a fireplace will have to missed out on it. HO HO HO!!

Dave S.
Dave S.

the fact that Skyrim was able to be made on both systems confuses the hell out of me as to why there is even a problem with the ps3 dlc and not the same problem for 360. i mean, the base game had it’s format that was made, so why not use the same format for the dlc?! i, personally, think it is a bit of madness, but with a game we love to play, we want the extra content and should have no reason to have to get both systems (or trade-in). i’d be lying if i said i… Read more »

Draco
Draco

Anyone how would get rid of any console just because one game doesn’t get its dlc is an idiot. Bethesda is at fault for not making Skyrim work properly on PS3 and they are at fault for not making a dlc for it on PS3. To blame the ram configuration for their lack of skill is absurd. Bethesda should be careful showing so much favoritism to the Xbox 360 as that will not only piss off the PS3 fans but it will make the PC fans mad as well.

Jeff Dion
Jeff Dion

Holy sensationalism Batman!!! When you start out with a statement like “We understand how good the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC is after spending hours playing it on the Xbox 360” it really does piss PS3 owners off. Great job Mr. Chubb. Pulitzer all the way. ….douche.

iamowe9223
iamowe9223

Everyone seems to obsessed with the idea that no one could possibly own both a PS3 and an Xbox 360. In all seriousness, I would not even consider trading my Playstation for an Xbox but if I had the money I’d gladly purchase a 360 for Skyrim dlc. I’m a huge elder scrolls fan, in fact Oblivion and Skyrim are the only games I deem worthy to put hours into. Therefore buying an Xbox for Skyrim and its dlc makes sense to me. If Bethesda does eventually put out dlc for the PS3 I’ll be happy but if not I’ll… Read more »

Steve
Steve

PS3 players should not switch consoles just for the Skryim DLC. I mean, come on. It’s just Skyrim. There are more games to play other than Skyrim. Just because PS3 doesn’t get the DLC doesn’t mean that there is no hope left for the PS3. We PS3 players need to stay strong and endure, and play something else.

ninja
ninja

This isn’t a Sony problem. This is bethesdas problem. Sony is trying to help them fix this. They know we are angry. Punishing Sony is like punishing arkane all over again. It’s bethesda that needs to do a better job.

Donlion
Donlion

Any article that states “PS3 RAM is not the issue” clearly doesn’t know anything about developing games on consoles. If you take into consideration that the game was developed with 512MB RAM in mind, and had to port to a system using 256MB RAM. If the person that wrote the article can think back to the file size issues the PS3 had within the first 3 to 4 months of Skyrims launch, they may realise why adding more content to the game is very much a RAM issue.

Fish
Fish

Really? Don’t change consoles just because of no DLC for ONE game. There are plenty of other games to play, Skyrim isn’t the only. Don’t change consoles because if timed exclusives either, you people are the reason they have them. Not really sure why the ps3 still doesn’t have any DLC for Skyrim, so I won’t pretent that I do know.

Tired of Waiting
Tired of Waiting

Why does Bethesday treat their PS3 customers so badly?

It’s like they keep pouring salt in our wounds. I’m about ready to give up on them.

Trains
Trains

Even though there isn’t a dlc for ps3 yet doesn’t mean to just go out and waste like 120 dollars I already got a Xbox but plus skyrim and 3 dlcs’ I don’t get that idea. I will admit that I am ticked off but I no sense to no lt just rage like that. Lol I am cheap but ill just wait and play other games to pass time. But if dlc still not come I going to flipping be ragin.

Google Nexus 4 battery life issues helped slightly

Black Ops 2 patch 1.04 in the works for PS3