When Sony revealed the new, super slim PS3 hardware at the Tokyo Game Show last week, it became clear that they had no plans to drop support for the hardware and hurtle into the next generation any time soon.
The PlayStation 4 may still be just around the corner, but it's clear Sony has no plans to drop PS3 support— at least for a few years. That's the sentiment that they've now shared with Gamespot, at least:
"We're going to continue supporting the PS3 for the next few years," Sony's VP of hardware marketing John Koller said. "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. A lot of great games coming."
Plenty of great PS2 games were released after the PS3 was launched, so it's perfectly plausible that the PS3 could live on for some time. Of course, if you're expecting a PS3 price drop out of that arrangement, you're going to be disappointed.