Game Asylum is a Yahoo store without any retail outlets, the company being based in Casper, Wyoming. Though they are an online only store, they claim to be quite big, especially in the wholesale business. Here´s what they claim:
With one of the worlds largest selections of video game accessories for over 35 video game systems, GameAsylum.com is the world's leading source for video game hardware. Major companies regularly order from our pages. Our client base includes businesses and personal users of video game products. Some of our customers include Boeing, CBS 48 Hours News Magazine, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Vivendi Universal Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Sony Computer Entertainment of America as well as thousands of households around the globe.
Now, I would very much doubt them being the world's leading source for video game hardware. Also, they don´t seem to be too up to date on their next-gen stuff. They list the PlayStation3 correctly as available by 1st quarter 2006. Incidentally, for the same price as the Revolution. $299, reduced from a $499 list price.
What really makes me question the site (even more than the amateurish web design) is the PS3 logo they show, which is a pre-E3 mock-up, albeit a good one. They also show it in their homepage intro, which is reminiscent of those old Amiga demos. It just doesn´t look like a professional page.
Also, showing a list price of $499 for the Rev is the best indicator that they make this data up. We all know that Nintendo would never even think of a price in that category. Remember Gamestop listing the Rev as available in March? They must have just made it up. After all, they immediately changed the pre-order page after I (and undoubtedly thousands of others) sent them mails asking to confirm the date. So, I think it´s safe to unbuckle again and call this one a big fake.
EDIT Game Asylum just replied to my mail. Here´s what they had to say:
No sorry can not guarantee a specific date as we are only at the mercy of the manufacturer. The retail price is subject to change, but as it stands we have been told it is $299$299 is a realistic price tag, but $499 as a list price is still ridiculous. Funny they don´t mention that here.