It was announced during Activision's earnings call earlier today that the upcoming Tony Hawk: Ride will only be released in three territories in 2009. For everyone else, it's a 2010 game.
The lucky three are the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. If you live in France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Belgium, Switzerland or Mexico (or anywhere in between), sorry, you're shit out of luck.
Tacky plastic peripherals are expensive and difficult to manufacture, and like Rock Band's staggered release a few years back, seems there just aren't enough of them to go around on launch day.
One thing we're unsure of; whether Canadians are included in the "United States" statement. We'd like to think so, but then, you can't be sure. We'll look into it.