Europe got that two months ago, and seems to also be out of luck until the end of the month.
The rumored new PSP 2/4000/Go !whatever sounds cool. I don't find myself mobile gaming much, but it'd be something I'd consider if I was in market for one, where previously I'd just grab an updated version of the DS I have and not really consider it. PSP has had some interestingly looking bundles but not the depth of Nintendo, or so it seems to someone not really paying close attention. Actually, I don't why I typed this paragraph, my real next mobile gaming platform will be the next version of the iTouch (to replace the one I drowned.)
Ignoring my irrelevant purchasing habits, I'm intrigued by the no-disc format. Someone had to be first to make that move and I bet the success (or not) of that idea here will play a large role in the next generation of consoles. I listen to enough podcasts to know super tech people are okay with giving up their discs for getting content otherways (provided they continue to keep the same control of the content they had previously), but I have no idea about everyone else. Certainly this generation of games has proven people will be willing to download additional content, and they're willing to download cheap games but will they be okay with it being the only option?
(Does it really matter since only the hardcores are buying PSPs? I dunno.)
Let me just start out by saying that I love Gears of War. When somebody comes to me and says what console should I buy, I say "Xbox 360 because of Gears of War". Sadly, I cannot say the same thing for Gears of War 2.