Perhaps Sony has abandoned plans for a 36mp A99, as it looks that they have shifted their production to satisfy Nikon's needs.
" Nikon is targeting to produce 30,000 units of D800 and 5,000 units of D4 camera models, the company’s latest, per month at its factory here.“. There are two interesting aspects:
1) This means that Sony has to produce 30.000 36 megapixels sensor per month for Nikon D800 (and Nikon D800E).
2) It also means that the factories in the form the flood affected area have now been fully restored."
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-wil ... ikon-d800/