Sony to support the PS3 until 2015

Despite the next-generation buzz and the imminent arrival of the Wii U later this year, the PlayStation 3 isn’t going anywhere—at least this is what PlayStation VP of hardware John Koller told GameSpot during an interview. In fact, Koller said Sony will continue to support the console at least until 2015.

“We are increasingly bullish on the PS3′s prospects not only this year but over the next few years,” said Koller. “A lot of great content is coming. And over the next two to three years, the PS3 has got an incredible lineup.”

There’s no better proof of that support than the announcement of a new super slim model. But what about the games?

“We’re going to continue supporting the PS3 for the next few years. Absolutely,” said Koller. “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.”

So what does this mean to console gamers and PS3 owners everywhere? It means there are more games coming; games like Dust 514, God of War Ascension, The Last Guardian and Beyond: Two Souls. And maybe more.

Take note, however, that while Sony will continue to support the aging PS3, this doesn’t mean that the console maker has no next-gen machinations happening behind the scenes. Since the Wii U is arriving in November, we’re sure there’s a not-so-secret prototype stashed somewhere.

Remember that Sony continued supporting previous generations of its games console even after the release of new hardware. This news means Sony will continue supporting the PS3 even after the PS4 comes out, just like it had done in the past.