A source at Gamestop has confirmed that they are now taking pre-orders for the Sony NGP (PSP 2) with a $50 deposit.  However, what is more interesting is the price.

You see, normally when a new piece of gaming hardware has not yet been given an official price or street date, it will be given the tentative price of $999 in the computer system.  However, Sony’s NGP is currently listed at $299 when pre-orders are taken with a $50 deposit.  Is this confirmation of a final price?  Hardly.  However, it’s worth noting that the Nintendo 3DS was listed at $999 until just last week when the official price was set.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as this story unfolds while the gaming world eagerly awaits to find out just how much it will cost to have the power of a PS3 in the palm of your hand.