Windows 8 is being launched in the Japanese market with what else? Anime! Also some people say this is a strictly Japanese craze, I’m sure there would be a decent market in USA for it. I’m looking at importing a copy of the Japan version just to have as a collectors item. $200 USD is a lot of cheese, though. Used market may not be too bad in a few months!
Despite confusion over alleged magic touch screen-imbuing capabilities, Windows 8 seems to be doing well in Japan as well— so well, in fact, that limited-quantity DSP editions of the operating system, which feature two unofficial Windows 8-themed “moe” mascots, are already beginning to sell out, proving once again that the Japanese will buy anything with a cute anime girl on it (not that there was a lack evidence).