''We've been talking to Sony about the nuts and bolts of its oft-stated -- but rarely-scrutinized -- 10-year plan for the PlayStation 3, first discussing the company's hardware strategy. But what about software?
Sony Computer Entertainment of America product marketing VP Scott Steinberg has said that he hopes the PlayStation 2, already wrapping up its promised decade, will act as something of a gateway to expand PS3 adoption. On the hardware end, Sony's banking on fondness for the DualShock controller and interface synergies with the PSP to foster affinity for its console -- still new in the grand scheme of the 10-year plan.
As for software, Steinberg says that, with some of the platform's more key franchises on PS2 being folded into the $19 "Greatest Hits" label, more users will embrace franchises like SOCOM and Metal Gear Solid, and follow their sequels onto PS3.''