Brian...127 million isn't insignificant. You are comparing one country to two continents...
And how isn't it a big deal? It's JAPAN. These are JAPANESE companies. This is a big deal to the Japanese.
And since when has the Ps3 been selling well in North America?
I know best buys and wal-marts around me who say they can't even get the damn things sold. Best buy has like a mountain of them stacked.