Back at E3, Sony and EA promised that the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 would ship with a free copy of Battlefield 1943: the exceptionally well-reviewed downloadable multiplayer shooter. But it won't. EA has since confirmed that this simply isn't happening... and that PS3 owners will receive the Back To Karkand DLC pack a week early to make up for it. However, since the timed-exclusive DLC has always been the plan, it isn't exactly much comfort.
To be honest, I don't think that too many people will be disappointed (being that most gamers will be buying Battlefield 3 for its multiplayer suite, and many will favour the PC version's expanded multiplayer over the PS3 freebie). Still, let us know if we've ruined your day.