Sure, it's not huge news, but it's worth a mention. The SOCOM Confrontation board at Playstation.com found here has cracked the top 10 most popular list and currently sits a spot higher than the Metal Gear Solid board, no easy feat. To check out the entire list go here and scroll down to the bottom where you'll see the "Top Boards".
So it seems like the hype for this game is ramping up. I remember the days where the SOCOM 2 board was by far the most popular. I hope we get back to that.