Hello there! I'm Jed. I've been "in the gaming journalism industry" sort of, kind of, for some time. Be it here in the cblogs, Tomodom (a site I made for underrepresented voices in games journalism), Girls Entertainment Network, and on the YouTubes and Twitches.
It seems you can't see Battlefield 3 mentioned without Modern Warfare 3 also being mentioned. It's like the captain of the volleyball team and the head cheerleader being discussed in the boys locker room, surely someone would rather fuck one over the other, everyone has an opinion. Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, not unlike those high school babes, are both totally fuckable, just people have a preference. It's a blond versus brunettes kind of battle, either way you end up with a sweet pussy, or in this case a sweet multiplayer shooter with a campaign attached. (Or you are like me in high school and end up with the girl who had visions of Jesus and Mary in her living room, pug dog eyes, is technically a dwarf and watched her father try to stab her mother to death with a flat head screwdriver. I guess the equivalent in this case would be Duke Nukem Forever.)
Therefore, the winner is EVERYONE! The fabricated rivalry has done nothing but promote both games consistently in the same breath. As you probably know, at one point modernwarefare3.com redirected to Battlefield 3's site, which is now "corrected" as it the domain is now in it's rightful owners hands, without much fuss about it. EA and Activision both know, like Kanye and Taylor Swift, that ANY press is good press (unless you rape someone... right Mike Tyson?) So why stop the battle? With each passing argument the dollar signs stack up higher and higher in their green greed monster eyes.
There are lots of fanboys who do nothing but troll Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3 sites and forums making comments about how the other is better and will sell more. In all honesty...who gives a fuck? The way I see it is that we all win, either way...the games will sell a bunch and get this...YOU CAN BUY AND LIKE BOTH! I know I will and I don't have to say I like one over the other, especially when NEITHER ARE RELEASED!
That being said, I haven't seen any real proof of one being better than the other, so I offer you this...take it for what you will. BATTLEFIELD 3 vs MODERN WARFARE 3: FIGHT! Cold. Hard. Statistics. Fanboys should run wild with this, but only the stupid ones will, the game comes out at midnight, of course one is going to have more results than the other...