It has now been revealed that Sony added both the PlayStation button which takes gamers online, and the tilt function features on the Dual Shock 3 controller, at the very last minute.
Journalists and gaming press suspected this when they noticed the controllers on the show floor were noticeably absent of these features.
Why would they do this? Well they obviously feared that their current control system for the console would appear stale next to Nintendo's revolutionary freehand controller for it's Wii system. Not wanting to be outdone by its competitor the company added those new features.
A senior EA source has revealed that even he was surprised when Sony announced the features at E3, stating "The Sony conference came as a shock, we didn't expect that". This reinforces the point that these features were all added at the 11th hour by Sony to try and counter Nintendo's revolutionary gaming experience.