Dealspwn.com writes: "we've had this date from the beginning. Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 are both extremely capable shooters that stand tall on their own merits, but by actively seeking competition through their vicious advertising campaigns and releasing so close together, EA and Activision have brought this battle on themselves. Turning boring consumerism into an exciting war between franchises and fanbases is one of the oldest marketing tricks in the book, and the two publishers have been playing their roles brilliantly.
But we're all about the games, not the franchises. It can be very difficult to choose between them, so much like we did for FIFA and PES 2012, we've put together a buyer's guide. The point of this article isn't to pick an overall winner, rather, it's compare each aspect of the two titles so you can work out which game is right for you. "