on oct 15 I think, or the 16, either of those.
it was $250 at kmart, and i got the $30 two year warranty which covers everything. I wish I had gotten my ibook there, for if I did, i’d have a new one today. that’s right, everything.
and a few days later, sony says “you know what tom, you spent nearly $300 on a psp value pack and $105 on a sandisk 1gb memory stick duo so you could do crazy stuff with said psp, and now, i’ll just render that waste of cash a waste of time“. yep, the fuckers add $20 to the price and add a crapload of goodies, most notably a 1gb memory card and a dock for the thing. aw man, that’s a nice deal.
oh well, it’ll probably have the 2.5+ firmware, whereas mine was rolled back to 1.5 so i could run homebrew (sonic on my psp, a dream made reality). it’s the price you pay for freedom.
edit (nov 20, 2005): THE DAMN THING IS 2.0! DOWNGRADABLE! Congratulations those who waited!