My friend IceAge made me the counter I've been wanting. Here's a screengrab.
It sits on my desktop and tells me exactly how long I have to wait until Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. A little over two weeks away, but with the PSP only 8 days away, it should be able to tide me over.
Funny that the $200 system is a pacifier for the $50 game. Well, at least for now. I know I'll get plenty of use out of it in the future, especially with my much-talked-about trip to LA.