Well, so much for the slim PS3 being unable to run PS2 software!
In a move expected by well... pretty much everyone... Sony has announced the first batch of downloadable PS2 titles for the PS3. Odin Sphere, God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, and Ring of Red will all be available starting today (10/4/2011). PSN+ members will see a 20% discount on these titles.
First off, I'm glad Sony is opting to go for some of the hidden gems of the PS2 library. These titles simply never got the attention they deserved, and with any luck they now have a shot at gaining a bunch of attention.
Second - C'mon, wtf Sony? Would it really kill you to push this PS2 software out to all slim consoles via a firmware update so I could say... slip one of my many PS2 dvds into my slim and have a go? Anyone with half a clue realized the "no PS2 on slim PS3" was an artificial limitation, and I'm sure a lot of good will from the user base could be gained by adding this to a firmware update.
C'mon Sony... do the right thing and make it happen.