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Sony’s quiet exclusive PS3 DLC victory over Xbox 360

When was the last time you can remember Sony actually scoring some proper exclusive DLC for the PS3, over the Xbox 360? It doesn’t happen very often due to Microsoft’s very ‘persuading’ tactics, but we do have one story to tell you about now where one PS3 game has managed to score a small victory.

Console exclusives are a very stressful aspect of the industry these days and rarely do you find a game where the majority of post-release content can be accessed for free. Microsoft are definitely winning the so called ‘timed-exclusive’ wars at the moment it seems – managing to beat Sony to the punch for first tibs on post-release content for the likes of Call of Duty, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and most recently, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD.

Sony has scored a few victories of their own – Mortal Kombat, Assassin’s Creed 3, Battlefield 3 – but only as timed exclusives. Now though, we have found out that the PS3 version of Street Fighter X Tekken contains some DLC that will never be featured on the Xbox 360 version.

It comes in the form of the Pac-Man and Megaman characters, as game producer Tomoyaki Ayano told Siliconera that these characters will only be featured on the PS3 version. It’s true that these characters have been available since March, but now may be the time to pick up the PS3 version if you haven’t played it if you want to enjoy these characters.

Those of you living life on the edge with a modded Xbox 360 may have been enjoying these PS3 characters anyway though. It’s no secret that Capcom has had a huge problem on their hands dealing with hackers on the Xbox 360 version after they found a way to unlock all of the characters that were hidden on the disc – Pac-Man and Megaman included.

Still though, it’s nice to see that Sony still some bargaining power left in their grasp. Do you think it is simply a case of who pays the most money, or are you starting to believe that some developers have now picked their ‘favorite’ console as a preference? It’s an interesting debate for sure – Let us know your thoughts on the state of console exclusive DLC.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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