Apparently this title, with an announced January 17 release, has been delayed despite no official announcement. Most sites still indicate release today but either do not offer it for sale or have no quantities listed; indeed Amazon says it releases today but takes 2 to 4 weeks to ship. Best Buy's site likewise shows today's date for release but says it's backordered and no copies are available in any store. Walmart offers a preorder with shipping tomorrow, and GameStop now shows a January 31 release date. GS has been pretty accurate with release dates so I'm inclined to believe them. But it's just frustrating when release dates come around and there are no copies available and no news about delays (it's happened before though I can't recall specific examples). Oh well, time to play the waiting game.
Update: Thx, analogking. Yes, GS is now showing 24 hrs shipping, however, there are no stores with any inventory. Likewise, Best Buy shows it backordered with no store inventory, Walmart indicates it's out of stock and Target and Toys R Us do not even have a listing for it.
As far as any news, still nothing. A Google search only found a similar discussion thread at Gamefaqs but it had no additional info.
Update 2: I forgot to check Amazon! LOL. This site is showing it in stock with 11 copies left! Unfortunately, I'm waiting for Best Buy as a gift card and certificates will net it free for me, if they ever get their shipment. ;)
Thanks, C. Boltz. Upon closer inspection (cached story), it IS about the original retail delay as well as Sony's decision to not release the XL edition on PSN. I edited my previous post to omit that reference.
As far as Gamefaqs, I believe the reference to the 31st is related to GameStop's previous site information.