Hi, I live in Australia and got screwed with a very crappy release date (1st of September, the same date as other European countries).
However, I am seriously thinking about purchasing a Japanese 1.5 firmware psp that is stocked (down the street from my home infact heheh) instead of an Australian version one.
I know that the major difference would be the region coded UMD movies (I probably would not watch anyway, would like to scab off a friend) which would then maybe be defeated by some exploit in the future.
But I am just wondering if there are any other differences.
For example, I have read on the internet that apparently the Japanese console has a higher quality screen? Also is there anything special planned such as a basic upgraded console in the Australian/European release that anyone would know of.
Warranty is another issue which I have decided is risky, due to a 3 month only warranty on the console both officially and from the store.