Just in time for Christmas, Ableton Live 9 is officially announced. As for the price, If you have yet to purchase the full version of Live 8, you can upgrade to the Live 8 standard or Suite for USD 284 for the standard or USD 472 respectively and received free upgrade to Live 9. They have yet to announce when will version 9 will be available though.
Another exciting news is a brand new Live controller called PUSH. Developed by AKAI, PUSH appear to after the groove based controller/software combo such as NI Maschine and MPC Renaissance but with loads more pads. It looks wicked and very exciting. PUSH will set you back about USD 600 and it will come with Ableton Live 9 Intro. They have yet to announce its availability.