A big hint as to how Sony sees the future of the company: It's combining the PlayStation business with all of its consumers electronics businesses—TVs and whatnot—and handing the whole hot mess to Kaz Hirai, who you probably know from running PlayStation. Which lines him up as Sir Howard Stringer's successor to the CEO slot. Even Sir Howard admits it to the WSJ: ""He is the leading candidate... The logic (of the choice) is inescapable." [WSJ]