For me, that's fine. Home doesn't operate without a good revenue stream. It would have been foolish for IREM to ignore the sales of it's clothes in the mall, the beachwear at the Seaside of Memories, and the general popularity of it's spaces in general, to not take note that they would do extremely well here in North America.
One could say that we may very well be getting IREM due to the power of the bikini. LoL Many many North Americans, Europeans and others made the jump to japan with real money after the beach was introduced.
I attribute it to the mere fact that like the HCMs have said in the past, one region may test out certain things, while another does another thing. One region has one thing, and when it's properly tested out (both technically speaking as well as from a popularity standpoint), other regions will get it.
Turn my back on this whole world and leave it all behind
This place is not my home. It's got nothing for me
Only leaves me with emptiness And tears in my eyes"
PSMVP: Motivated. Vigilant. Passionate.