Wow okay I went onto google and have been searching for like ten minutes on new PS3 information and I came across this game sight that seems to be very good contacts with SCEA and developers and have been talking alot to them. The PS3 price has now been official/unofficial to the public but official to Developers. Sony told developers that the PS3 is going to cost $499 and my god I am excited that its not that much higher in the 600-700 neighborhood. Enclose at the bottom is the article however names have been removed because they don't want to get into trouble. This was posted today. This is the price article: US$499 is the latest Playstation 3 price point being banded around the internet. Apparently several Californian based publisher-owned developers that have also been receiving their dev kits have been told that the pricetag is confirmed. But (yes there is always a but), this confirmation should only be treated as speculation due to supposed inconsistencies regarding exactly what the developers have been told. SPonG had the following to say: The first is that not all the developers we spoke to had heard of the price, though some were adamant that SCEA had told them the price was final. The second is differing sources within SCEA purportedly offering the information to developers, explicit details of which we cannot elaborate upon for reasons of confidentiality. Either way, $499 sounds about right and given what we know already and hopefully shouldnt really surprise anyone. Then here is what Sony is planning at E3 SPonG have been doing some digging into exactly what we can expect from Sony in terms of hands on PS3 experience at the coming E3 next month. Sadly, it would seem that we will not be getting lots of demo stations spaced throughout the event, and instead access to the console will be very restricted. From what we have been hearing, the PlayStation 3 will be shown in a similar way to which the PSP was debuted at E3, one publishing source told SPOnG last week. Attendees will be able to view the machine in a tightly-restricted environment. People thinking the floor will be awash with playable demo pods will be sore if they walk through the doors expecting to be able to sample a massive range of [PlayStation 3] software at leisure. FYI, the PSP launch was very frustrating for non-press attendees to E3 as you had to negotiate queues of up to five hours for a glimpe of the portable device. After listening to their sources, SPonG then went to SCE America and tried to get their side of the story, they replied as follows: We have always said that the PlayStation 3 will be playable at this years E3 and that hasnt changed. We have a three platform showing this year and of course the PlayStation 2, which is now more popular than ever, will share space with the PSP and the PlayStation 3. The Sony spokesperson continued, We are expecting big queues to see the PlayStation 3 and so will be taking great care to manage the crowds in the best way possible. All press will certainly have no problems seeing everything we are showing. This year is going to be huge for us. Not just in terms of what were showing, but in the major announcements we have planned. Sounds like people who arent associated with the press could be out of luck in terms of the PS3 offerings at this years E3. I hope this was a good find. If not sorry.