"…the first buyers of PS3 were largely elderly Chinese men and young Chinese women with shaky Japanese language skills.
This became readily apparent when Kutaragi welcomed the first official PS3 owner on stage for an on-spot interview. A 26-year-old Chinese man politely stood on stage while the organizers earnestly tried to squeeze some information him.
Questions like "When did you start lining up?" and "What games will you buy?" were left unanswered as the young man shook his head, refusing (or unable) to respond. The Japanese media would later catch up with him, confirming suspicions that the first PS3 buyer didn’t understand Japanese. An eyewitness claimed the young man didn’t purchase a single game for his brand-new PS3…"
More on this interesting article at Kotaku