I pre-purchased this through Amazon since they have the best price. It's a shame that they haven't been able to ship them out yet, as some stores are already selling it. As long as I get mine on the 13th or 14th, I'll be happy. I pick up my Vita the evening of the 14th.
amazon shipped hot shots to me on the 9th and i just received it today on the 10th, they screwed up cause when i was on amazon on the 9th i noticed a lot of things had a release date of the 8th but today after i received it i went to look and the stuff that they changed to the 8th was changed to the 13th. so i have my games and memory card and screen protector just sitting here waiting for the unit