SOCOM Confrontation had a few issues. OK, it had a lot of issues. Issues that up til now, only Americans have had the pleasure of experiencing! That'll change next month with the PAL release.
Coming five months after the American release, SOCOM Confrontation will be out in Australia on March 18, and in Europe on March 13. It should be an all-around improved experience from the US launch, too, with a series of much-needed patches that have been released for the game in the intervening months helping fix most of the game's more notorious online glitches.
CONFIRMED SOCOM RELEASE DATE [PlayStation, thanks Brett!]