I was very happy today to receive an email from EBGames saying that Dead or Alive 4 is being delayed until December 1, 2005 and because of the delay Call of Duty 2 will be substituted for DoA4. The email went on to say that orders placed for the premium system before August 30th, 2005 should ship November 21st. I ordered my Xbox 360 on August 23rd so it looks like it should be arriving on my door step November 22nd.
EBGames also stated the all core system orders placed before October 28th would ship November 21st as well. Considering the two month difference in order cut offs it looks like most people are doing the smart thing and order the premium system.