Sony said Tuesday that it will continue to support the PlayStation 3 for at least two or three more years, regardless of rumors pointing to a new console coming next year.
Speaking with GameSpot, John Koller, PlayStation vice president of hardware marketing, said that the aging system still has a few more years of life left in it.
"A lot of great content is coming," Koller said.
"And over the next 2-3 years, the PS3 has got an incredible lineup. That consumer coming in this fall is going to really have an opportunity to have great content and what we believe to be the best content in the industry.
We're going to continue supporting the PS3 for the next few years. Absolutely. And we're going to continue supporting it not only that long, but as long as there is a development spigot that's running hot. And I can tell you right now, the development spigot for PS3 is very hot."
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Koller compared the PlayStation 3's lifespan to that of the PS2, which received major support from game releases for several years after the PlayStation 3 launched and continues to see the occasional sports or licensed game release.
"A lot of great games [are] coming," Koller noted. "Same thing with PS2…it's kind of stuck around as that old warrior, many years after its launch. But there's still games launching for it."