"I wonder how Americans are gaming at home. Whenever I'm playing a game, I never feel like I want to watch TV, so the ability to switch between the two makes no sense to me."
Wonderful. For people saying Japan is irrelevant your blowin smoke. Japan will be the reason why PS3 beats outsells the 360 in the end and the reason MS will never have the top spot. The amount of more consoles they would have to sell in other regions to make up for what they aren't selling in Japan is nearly impossible to do consistently and thats without the competition.