Actually, the notion that America gets all the cool gadgets first is FALSE. If you're just thinking about electronics, these are the guys on top: Samsung, Toshiba, Canon, Casio, Citizen, Fujifilm, Fujitsu, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus, Panasonic, Pioneer, Ricoh, Seiko Group, Sharp Corporation, Sony, TDK, Toshiba and Yamaha. These are all Japanese companies. They flood their local markets first. Even in regard to Gaming, Sony's PS series rules the market, from Japan. The games themselves come from around the planet.