American gamers have been snapping up LBP in the last couple of days as the ship date collapsed. However, Sony says the online areas of the game won't be live until Tuesday.
"Hi everyone – production on LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita was completed earlier than expected, and due to the excitement from our retail partners, some have decided to put it on shelves as soon as the product was received. You’ll still be able to fully enjoy all the offline features of the game, but the servers will not go live until September 18th. We apologize for any confusion this may cause and will keep you posted on any further updates."