Seeing as the European release of the PSP is to countries who all (?) use the PAL videosystem and hence 25fps video, there's going to _have_ to be another big firmware update for them as the current "NTSC" firmwares don't want to know about 25fps. This is assuming of course that Sony want their UMD movies to be useful in a home theatre situation (probably with the PS3 via some peripheral unless the WiFi is enough to stream to the PS3 from the PSP itself) rather than _just_ on the PSP. I would've thought this would be a good opportunity for them to put something else "big" into it, ya know, like a web browser or somesuch.
No doubt there will be some fairly reasonable changes, be it additions or just alterations, to the Euro-firmware. Hopefully they miss something and leave a security hole in there somewhere that can be exploited. If not, then there's going to be a lot of pre-Euro units making their way to Zone 3+ areas of the world for the sake of homebrew, and failing that many people who are just gonna have to go without.
Of course, as has been demonstrated by Microsoft on far too many occassions, it's not easy to make a completely bullet-proof web interface/browser, so odds aren't too bad. If they get plugin support then at least people will be able to play flash games ;)
2 months-ish until we find out for sure what's gonna be going on. Should be interesting. My 1.0 unit can stay as it is for homebrew, my Euro-firmware unit can be for legit stuff and any upcoming features.
Do we know anything thus far?