Reading "Iwata Asks: Nintendo eShop", I think the America's eShop has not going so fast because problems with tax: Iwata: But tax rates differ even within a single country. Nakaya: Yes. The server team in America is working on that. Add to that our financial, accounting and legal people in the various countries, and there are so many people from so many countries involved in this project that it takes forever to decide anything. What we're having the most trouble with right now is tax rates in America. In America, tax rates are determined by state, city and county. There are about 60,000 postal codes, and usually, once you know the postal code, you know the tax rate, but the tax rate in some areas isn't determined solely by the postal code. Iwata: The postal code isn't enough? Nakaya: Nope. It gets a bit complicated, but…should I go into it? (laughs) In America, some areas with the same postal code straddle state lines. For some reason, the postal zone wasn't determined together with the state boundary. Since the postal code doesn't determine the tax rate in that area, once you punch in that number, you have to choose which area you live in. We've been wrestling with these details in each country for quite some time. http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/news/i..._43817.html#top ps. I Don't know how this was written, so I don't know if the problem is fully solved.