PS3 support will continue for at least 2-3 more years. Sony uses the word 'spigot' TWICE to prove it

Scared about PS3 being near the end of its lifespan? Fear not. Sony Computer Entertainment America's Vice President of Hardware Marketing, John Koller, says the PS3 has an incredible line-up over the next 2-3 years and that development could continue for the machine after that, as it continues to do for PS2. He told Gamespot:

"A lot of great content is coming. 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. 

Above: The spigot is hot. But is it really that hot? The Last of Us, yeah, but the rest...

"And I can tell you right now, the development spigot for PS3 is very hot. A lot of great games coming. 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."

That is true, but you could argue that the games being released for PS2 right now have practically zero relevance for core gamers. But perhaps its spigot isn't running quite as hot as it should be. In case you're wondering, a spigot is a tube or valve through which liquid can flow. And in the US, it's another word for 'faucet' or 'tap'. Not as fun now, is it? Come on, don't be so spigoted. Your PS3's going to be good for at least another two years. That... isn't very comforting really, is it? Let us know what you think in the comments.


  • mbavalo - September 22, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    Maybe they will stop making content for the PS3 once they release "The Last Guardian" Watch out people, do not anticipate this game!
  • BladedFalcon - September 21, 2012 7:59 a.m.

    "The spigot is hot. But is it really that hot? The Last of Us, yeah, but the rest..." I think you forgot Beyond: Two souls there, Justin, which I'm pretty sure it's not coming out till at least 2014. Of course, I still think the guy is over exaggerating about the amount and strength of the exclusives. Also, that the support for thew PS3 will continue until at least 2015 doesn't mean that Sony won't necessarily have released their next console by then. Personally, I am still not in a hurry to jump to the next gen anyway, as long as there are games I can play. (And I have a big backlog of games that I want to play too, so I could use the dry spells.) But that being said, as soon as Microsoft decides to break into next gen, Sony should probably try to be not far behind, or it could risk suffering the same problem it did with the PS3.
  • Turtman - September 21, 2012 12:44 p.m.

  • ParagonT - September 21, 2012 6:06 a.m.

    Spigot as in they want to suck every last bit of profit out of the cosnole before it dies. This is Microsoft's chance, if they announce the new console later this year right before the release of the Wii-U, they could convince some gamers to wait one more year and to potentially cut into Nintendo's audience. But of course, they could just wait a couple more years and hit the market and sink the Wii-U's lifespan. Microsoft should show how the next console is on it's way next year, or not show anything at all. Anything that Sony or Microsoft could show that's not an announcement of a new console later in the years will be out-shined and tossed aside this holiday season.
  • Cyberninja - September 21, 2012 4:02 a.m.

    I really don't think the PS4 is going to launch for another 2 years with a new redesign on the way and support for at least 2 more years.
  • taokaka - September 21, 2012 3:54 a.m.

    Are they hinting that the ps3 is essentially a sink? maybe the next ps3 has built in sink capabilities.
  • wadesmit - September 21, 2012 5:39 a.m.

    "Spigot is running hot" Heat-sink?

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