The console war is fought everywhere these days, but the internet seems to be where people are most vocal. It also serves to give each console its own set of downloadable content, fuelling the war even more. Each week we'll give you a run-down of what's available to download on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii, and declare a winner.
Note: This round-up is based on UK releases to each console's online service. Releases outside of the UK could vary.
PlayStation 3 - PSN
The biggest release this week is the Metal Gear Online beta which had been scheduled to go live on April 21, but was put back to this weekend. For whatever reason the beta is already up and running in Europe though, so hop online for some team-based tactical espionage. We've still been getting some connection problems, but we hope this will be sorted soon.
Also new this week for PS3 download fans is the highly anticipated Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack. The good news is that although several weeks later than Xbox 360, the map pack has been released on the European PS Store on the same day as it debuted on the US PS Store.
Other new content includes a couple of PSone titles, a new flOw package which includes the recent update, videos of Warhawk and Resistance and a Metal Gear Solid 4 wallpaper.
Command And Conquer (PS1): £3.49
Bishi Bashi (PS1): £3.49
flOw (with add-on): £4.99
Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack: £6.99
Warhawk: Broken Mirror Trailer: Free
Viking: Battle for Asgard Trailer: Free
Resistance 2 Teaser: Free
Dark Sector: Free
Metal Gear Solid 4: Free
Head to page 2 for a look at this week's Xbox 360 Marketplace releases.
Xbox 360 - Marketplace
There's plenty for Xbox 360 gamers to enjoy this week, including full games, plenty of DLC and a bunch of videos. New games include XBLA card-based title Lost Cities and Xbox Originals, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory and Metal Arms: Glitch in the System.
There's also a new cooperative mode for Army of Two, a Guitar Hero II Def Leppard track pack and a Lost Odyssey bonus pack which includes three items.
Lost Cities: 800 MS Points
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory: 1200 MS Points
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System: 1200 MS Points
Army of Two - SSC Challenge Map Pack: 600 MS Points
Lost Odyssey - Triple Bonus Pack: 200 MS Points
GH III Def Leppard Track Pack: 500 MS Points
Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Gameplay Movie: Free
Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Launch Movie: Free
1942: Joint Strike Game Trailer: Free
Head to page 3 for a look at this week's Wii Virtual Console releases.
Wii Virtual Console
Three new titles have made their way to the Wii Virtual Console this week. Double Dragon for the NES is the classic beat 'em up from 1988 and sees players take control of martial arts master Billy Lee as he battles to save his girlfriend from a gang of thugs.
Also new this week are the Commodore 64 titles World Games, an athletics title from 1986, and The Last Ninja. With sales of over 750,000 in Europe you'll be hard pressed to find a C64 owner who doesn't remember The Last Ninja.
Virtual Console releases
Double Dragon: 500 Wii Points
World Games: 500 Wii Points
The Last Ninja: 500 Wii Points
And the winner of this week's DLC Royal Rumble is...
PS3 - PSN
With the Metal Gear Online beta going live a day early the PS3's PSN takes the victory this week. The might of MGO and the Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack is just too much for the other platforms to contend with. As ever though, the European Xbox LIVE Marketplace is able to offer new DLC before the Euro PSN, this week including both the Army of Two - SSC Challenge Map Pack and the Def Leppard track pack. The Wii, despite three new releases, still isn't able to match up to the competition.