I'm not sure what to take on this. I still would prefer to wait until Jack Tretton announces something in regards to this new story (Which hasn't been confrimed from what I can tell and have seen so far, Reeves is not the head of SCEA, only SCEE and was responding about a question from a european based site.) before taking it as fact. For all we know it could have been taken out of context if they had asked him about the 60gb version with teh EE, which has been known for quite a while that they have had plans to remove the EE, which would effectively discontinue this particular sku.
If you were to ask me what my guess on what will happen will be this. Sony does confirm that there will only be a limited number of these 60gb PS3's with the EE and once they sell out they will sell out, only to be replaced by the new 60-80gb PS3 without the EE. If they do this, I would then expect Sony to pack in a 2nd controller in the $599 motorstorm bundle and keep the 60-80gb Console only at the $499 price. That way they still keep the value there with the bundle for those who would actually want the Motorstorm game and 2 controllers as that is a good deal still.
But until we hear official word from SCEA, take everything you have heard with a big grain of salt and be patient. In fact, they may not announce anything in regards to this and that the Reeves comment was cleverly placed to create buzz and a sense of importance to go out and buy a PS3 now while they are still at $499. We'll find out shortly what exactly is going on, this news is too big to not comment on or to make a PR about.
My pokemon brings all the nerds to the yard. And they're like, "You wanna trade cards?" Damn right, I wanna trade cards. I'll trade this, but not my charizard.