Okay, I knew it was on the cards, what with the problems getting the Blu-ray standard nailed down for rights protection. But still. A six month delay actually means a six month delay for the Japanese launch, plus three months for the US and an additional three months for Europe.
At least the upshot is that there is no excuse for not having enough launch games available.
Source: Ars Technica
It seems November will see a simoultaneous worldwide release in November. Hurrah! Furthermore 1 60Gb HD will be included and legacy PS1 and PS2 games will play at a higher resolution.
Furthermore, PSP firmware update 3.0 will be out soon and will enable Flash browsing and downloads of PS1 games from Sony Connect for a small fee. Hurrah again!